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'Alive with her characteristic wit and needle-sharp social observation, True Minds is Joanna Murray-Smith's most glittering comedy to date.

Meeting your future mother-in-law is an anxious moment for any young woman. The last thing Daisy needs is her lefty parents turning up uninvited, or her alcoholic ex-boyfriend cracking open the cellar door! How on earth can she win the approval of Australia's answer to Margaret Thatcher?

True Minds is not only a hilarious battle of the sexes and political polarities, but also a rewarding exploration of the triumph of modern love.'

Production Details

  • World premiere: presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company, Southbank Theatre, The Summer 25 April - 8 June 2013.

    Cast: Matthew McFarlane, Alex Menglet, Genevieve Morris, Adam Murphy, Nikki Shiels, and Louise Siversen.

    Director: Peter Houghton.

    Set and Costume Designer: Tracy Grant Lord.

    Lighting Designer: Rachel Burke.

    Sound Designer: Ben Grant.

    Assistant Director: Sarah McCusker.

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First known date: 2013
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Stories of Love & Deception Joanna Murray-Smith , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015 8556265 2015 selected work drama

    'Stories of Love and Deception is a keenly engaging discussion of our most dearly-held values and their ramifications. Ludicrous and incisive, this collection invites us to confront those questions of morality most threatening to life as we know it. Day One, A Hotel, Evening - Graciously irreverent, this play explores the revelations of three couples entangled in a web of extra-marital indiscretions. It asks us, 'What is love?' in a glaringly honest, deeply searching and ultimately sobering way. True Minds - An irresistible portrait of courage and inner conviction, True Minds is cogent and facetious. When two families on the brink of matrimonial union become stranded in a freak storm, will the couple's dawning incompatibility coax them to fight for integrity as the only reliably stable choice? Fury - After the news of their 19-year-old son's hate crime on a local mosque, Alice, an award-winning, cancer-curing scientist, and husband Patrick, a novelist,are forced into a whirlwind of self-examination and stripping back of decades-old secrets. In the harrowing unfolding of hypocrisies and brash pragmatism, Fury hones in on our true motivations and their lasting consequences.'

    Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015
    pg. 71-144

Works about this Work

Heady Days Louise Nunn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 April 2013; (p. 13)
Feather-Light Romantic Wrestle Floats on a Breeze of Chuckles Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 May 2013; (p. 53)

— Review of True Minds Joanna Murray-Smith , 2013 single work drama
Too Much Ado About Unlikely Love Match Chris Boyd , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 May 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of True Minds Joanna Murray-Smith , 2013 single work drama
Getting Hitched to Heirs and Disgraces Peter Craven , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 April 2013; (p. 34)

— Review of True Minds Joanna Murray-Smith , 2013 single work drama
Inde Talent, New Ideas and a King the Stars of Stage Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 December 2013; (p. 24)
Getting Hitched to Heirs and Disgraces Peter Craven , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 April 2013; (p. 34)

— Review of True Minds Joanna Murray-Smith , 2013 single work drama
Too Much Ado About Unlikely Love Match Chris Boyd , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 May 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of True Minds Joanna Murray-Smith , 2013 single work drama
Feather-Light Romantic Wrestle Floats on a Breeze of Chuckles Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 May 2013; (p. 53)

— Review of True Minds Joanna Murray-Smith , 2013 single work drama
Heady Days Louise Nunn , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 April 2013; (p. 13)
Inde Talent, New Ideas and a King the Stars of Stage Cameron Woodhead , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 December 2013; (p. 24)
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