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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 This Year's Ashes
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There are rules in this city Never bring them back to your place Never more than three shags Never tell them your real name Never mention the cricket Never (ever) cry. Ellen lives a shiny life in the heart of a shiny city.

She hates her office job, the alcohol isn't making her as drunk as it used to, and she seems to be allergic to the water. But there is always the company of strangers in this city - the stranger, the better. She thinks she's doing fine, except that lingering grief has taken hold and the anonymous guy she's going home with may not be so anonymous.

A hilarious, touching urban fable of connection and redemption, of moving and moving on, This Year's Ashes welcomes one of our most brutal, insightful and bitingly funny writers Jane Bodie to Griffin. And joining her for this deliciously dark and dirty theatrical bender is one of our hottest new directing talents, Shannon Murphy.

This Year's Ashes is a reluctant romantic comedy about Sydney, grief and cricket.

Production Details

  • Griffith Theatre Company production.
    Previewed 7-11 October 2011:
    SBW Stables Theatre
    10 Nimrod Street
    Kings Cross NSW 2011

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2011
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2011 .
      Extent: 81p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Director's Note, Playwright's Note and Biographies.
      ISBN: 9780868199023 (pbk.)
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Seeing Death Through the Eyes of Others Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 March 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
Power and Wit as Sad Transplant Put to Test Cameron Woodhead , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 March 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
How a script Becomes a Living Thing 2012 single work column
— Appears in: NIDA News , no. 30 2012; (p. 10)
Grassroots Model to Help New Works Take Centre Stage Wendy Frew , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 June 2012; (p. 10)
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 October 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
Sex and a Single Girl, with Dad and Cricket in Tow to Break Isolation Jason Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 2011; (p. 11)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
Unlikely Romance Rises from the Ashes John McCallum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 October 2011; (p. 14)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 October 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
Power and Wit as Sad Transplant Put to Test Cameron Woodhead , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 March 2014; (p. 31)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
Seeing Death Through the Eyes of Others Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 March 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of This Year's Ashes Jane Bodie , 2011 single work drama
Turning to Ashes Elissa Blake , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 October 2011; (p. 13)
Humour Brings Hope Lenny Ann Low , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 October 2011; (p. 11)
Gifted playwright Jane Bodie mixes grief, cricket and Sydney to craft the romantic comedy This Year's Ashes.
Grassroots Model to Help New Works Take Centre Stage Wendy Frew , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 June 2012; (p. 10)
How a script Becomes a Living Thing 2012 single work column
— Appears in: NIDA News , no. 30 2012; (p. 10)
Last amended 2 Mar 2012 10:04:12
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