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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Furious Mattress
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'Inspired by a true, if incredible, story from our own recent past," Furious Mattress" uncovers just how terrible can be the things done in the name of good. In the heartland of rural Victoria, a backyard exorcism is about to commence. Else has always been a little different, even a little difficult, but when her husband seeks support from his local religious community, what he invites into their home will take the very shape of the unspeakable.' Source: www.malthousetheatre.com.au (Sighted 17/02/2010).

Adaptations

y separately published work icon Furious Mattress Melissa Reeves , Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2016 9695915 2016 single work drama

'Loosely based on events that took place in country Victoria in the mid nineties, 'Furious Mattress' is the story of a back-yard exorcism that goes tragically wrong. Convinced that his wife is possessed, Pierce enlists the aid of Annette and Max, and together they battle for the soul of Elsie. As the country swelters in the grip of a heat-wave, even Elsie's death can't shake Pierce and Annette's desperate conviction they have done the right thing, and together they wait for her miraculous return.' (Source: TROVE)

Production Details

  • First produced by Malthouse Theatre at Beckett Theatre, Southbank, Victoria, February 19 - 13 March, 2010. Director: Tim Maddock.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2011 .
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      ISBN: 9780868199139 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Australian Gothic Drama : Mapping a Nation's Trauma from Convicts to the Stolen Generation Stephen Carleton , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , June no. 66 2015; (p. 11-39)
Untitled John Bailey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 March 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Furious Mattress Melissa Reeves , 2011 single work drama
Just Your Ordinary Exorcism Gone Horribly Wrong Alison Croggon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 February 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Furious Mattress Melissa Reeves , 2011 single work drama
Devil of a Drama Ends in Limbo Martin Ball , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 February 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Furious Mattress Melissa Reeves , 2011 single work drama
Exorcising the Banality of Evil Liza Power , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 February 2010; (p. 15)
Devil of a Drama Ends in Limbo Martin Ball , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 February 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Furious Mattress Melissa Reeves , 2011 single work drama
Just Your Ordinary Exorcism Gone Horribly Wrong Alison Croggon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 February 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Furious Mattress Melissa Reeves , 2011 single work drama
Untitled John Bailey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 March 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Furious Mattress Melissa Reeves , 2011 single work drama
Where the Mundane Meets the Menacing Melissa Reeves , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 2010; (p. 18)
Exorcising the Banality of Evil Liza Power , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 February 2010; (p. 15)
Australian Gothic Drama : Mapping a Nation's Trauma from Convicts to the Stolen Generation Stephen Carleton , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , June no. 66 2015; (p. 11-39)
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