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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Heaven
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'When Angela Farnsworth is run over by a bakery van and killed after walking home from school one day, the world starts to look very different to Max. Death seems just around the corner, and whatever it is that comes after becomes a terrifying mystery. So, despite the scepticism of his friends, Max decides to ask the only person he knows who might be able to shed some light on the whole mystery of the universe. Summoning the dead can have unforeseen consequences. "Heaven" is a bittersweet comedy about death, growing up, and the perils of becoming an amateur medium.' Source: http://www.moshtix.com.au/ (Sighted 03/12/2012).

Production Details

  • First presented by ISM at the Old 505 Theatre, Sydney 17 November 2011.

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Works about this Work

Supernatural Teen Tale is Struggling to Get Real Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 May 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Heaven Kit Brookman , 2011 single work drama
Literary Works Not Sacred : Upton Tim Douglas , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 December 2012; (p. 3)
'The 2012 annual Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture "The Resonating Space" delivered by Andrew Upton discusses how theatre must evolve with our culture and live in a contemporary context. "Theatre exists in the present," Upton emphasises. "While theatre has a profound history and ties to our shared culture, it's not a bookish history. It's more important to tell stories for today's audience than to be faithful to history. When adapting a script I choose language that speaks to our contemporary audience, but that resonates with the history of the play. Theatre is 'a monster that forgets' as Dion Boucicault wept. It is a resonating space that must be re-tuned by every generation and then played on human gut strings that link us all the way back to the caves."' Source: http://belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 03/12/2012).
Supernatural Teen Tale is Struggling to Get Real Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 May 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Heaven Kit Brookman , 2011 single work drama
Literary Works Not Sacred : Upton Tim Douglas , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 December 2012; (p. 3)
'The 2012 annual Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture "The Resonating Space" delivered by Andrew Upton discusses how theatre must evolve with our culture and live in a contemporary context. "Theatre exists in the present," Upton emphasises. "While theatre has a profound history and ties to our shared culture, it's not a bookish history. It's more important to tell stories for today's audience than to be faithful to history. When adapting a script I choose language that speaks to our contemporary audience, but that resonates with the history of the play. Theatre is 'a monster that forgets' as Dion Boucicault wept. It is a resonating space that must be re-tuned by every generation and then played on human gut strings that link us all the way back to the caves."' Source: http://belvoir.com.au/ (Sighted 03/12/2012).
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