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For Better, For Worse single work   drama   humour   - 80
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 For Better, For Worse
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'This is a play about Des Wilson, an ordinary bloke. His family is grown up and he is in a stable, if rusty, relationship with his wife Barbara. Then Des is diagnosed with prostate cancer. Despite the controversy about how to treat the disease, he opts for surgery, which, though successful, leaves him impotent. In the process, Des and Barbara actually come closer than ever and the disparate family is also re-united. So, a tragic subject is treated positively and with comedy, the best way to deal with matters which might otherwise confront and intimidate an audience. Although the problem faced by the central character is prostate cancer, the play looks at all aspects of men's health, especially their relationships, intimacy and the difficulty they face talking about such problems. It also examines the impact of cancer on the whole family.' (Source: http://bsp.net.au/page2.html )

Production Details

  • Performed in numerous places throughout Victoria and South Australia

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: ca. 1998

Works about this Work

Feeling Crook? No Worries, Break a Leg Lawrence Money , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 October 2012; (p. 12)
Feeling Crook? No Worries, Break a Leg Lawrence Money , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 October 2012; (p. 12)
Last amended 4 Oct 2012 08:38:43
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