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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Sublime
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'From award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell comes a brilliantly perceptive take on everything true Australians hold dear: mateship, family, footy and sex scandals.

'First there’s Dean, a former NRL star who’s switched codes and cities. Then there’s his brother Liam, the footy workhorse who tries to clean up Dean’s mess but mostly just makes things worse. And finally, there’s Amber, the teenage athlete who rests uneasily on the edge of complicity and victimhood. The team footy trip to Thailand is where things start to get ugly, but when the brothers meet on game day it’s a showdown Melbourne will never forget.

'The Sublime cuts through the media-managed world of professional football to expose human foibles that exist way beyond the sporting field. Director Sam Strong combines forces with actor Josh McConville to create a fiery production for lovers of any code, and for those who’ve never set foot inside a stadium.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • World Premiere: Melbourne Theatre Company : Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio : 22 August - 4 October 2014.

    Director: Sam Strong.

    Set and Costume Designer: Dayna Morrissey.

    Lighting Designer: Danny Pettingill.

    Composer and Sound Designer: Steve Francis.

    Dramaturg: Chris Mead.

    Assistant Director: Tahli Corin.

    Cast: Josh McConville (Dean), Ben O'Toole (Liam), and Anna Samson (Amber).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2014
    • Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2016 .
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      Extent: 62p.p.
      ISBN: 9781925338331, 1925338339

Works about this Work

Strong Ambitions Nicolas Low , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10 October 2015;
The Sublime Explores Dark Matter Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6 September 2014;

— Review of The Sublime Brendan Cowell , 2014 single work drama
Shocking and Unforgettable Look at Footy’s Darker Side Not for the Squeamish Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 September 2014;

— Review of The Sublime Brendan Cowell , 2014 single work drama
Dangerous Satire Explores Dark Side of Football Cameron Woodhead , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 August 2014; (p. 40)

— Review of The Sublime Brendan Cowell , 2014 single work drama
Dangerous Satire Explores Dark Side of Football Cameron Woodhead , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 August 2014; (p. 40)

— Review of The Sublime Brendan Cowell , 2014 single work drama
Shocking and Unforgettable Look at Footy’s Darker Side Not for the Squeamish Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 September 2014;

— Review of The Sublime Brendan Cowell , 2014 single work drama
The Sublime Explores Dark Matter Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 6 September 2014;

— Review of The Sublime Brendan Cowell , 2014 single work drama
Strong Ambitions Nicolas Low , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 10 October 2015;
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