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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Gloria
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'Gloria is on the brink of making her triumphant return to the stage. A celebrated actor – a star, a celebrity – she’s played every iconic role in the canon of theatrical greats: Nina, Hedda, Hamlet, Clytemnestra. She’s burnt into our eyes, our heart, our imaginations.

'Playing the real-life survivor of a sadistic crime, Gloria must immerse herself in the horror of her character’s reality. As Gloria falls further into the abyss, the unravelling of her mind is reflected by the breakdown of order around her.

'Through Gloria, we see a portrait of Australia afraid to acknowledge the widening gaps in our society. A beautifully complex and original work, Gloria is at once deeply Australian yet global in its perspective.

'Benedict Andrews always dares to take us to the edge of humanity, enthralling audiences with some of the most astonishing and thought-provoking theatre of our time. A role like Gloria demands an exceptional actor – that actor is Marta Dusseldorp. Griffin’s own Lee Lewis directs this exhilarating journey.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Presented by Griffin Theatre Company. World premiere at SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, 26 August-8 October 2016.

    Director: Lee Lewis.

    Associate Director: Ben Winspear.

    Designer: Sophie Fletcher.

    Lighting Designer: Luiz Pampolha.

    A/V Designer: Toby Knyvett.

    Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin.

    Photographer and Videographer: Brett Boardman.

    Stage Manager: Danny Oliver.

    Cast: Marta Dusseldorp, Huw Higginson, Pierce Wilcox, Kristy Best, Chloe Bayliss, Louis Fontaine, Max Philips, and Meyne Wyatt.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2016
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2016 .
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      • Published 1 September 2016
      ISBN: 9781925005684
      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

Patience Rewarded as Dusseldorp Masters Turbulent Work Jason Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 September 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of Gloria Benedict Andrews , 2016 single work drama
Actress Personifies a Fragmenting World John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 September 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of Gloria Benedict Andrews , 2016 single work drama
The Ice Man Cometh Home Sharon Verghis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Gloria Benedict Andrews , 2016 single work drama
Desperately Trying to Deny Reality Michael Connor , 2016 single work essay review
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 60 no. 12 2016; (p. 96-98)
'I saw the wrong cast in the wrong play at the wrong theatre. The Gloria I saw was nothing like that. If only I had seen the play Lee Lewis wrote about instead of the one she directed.' (Introduction)
The Ice Man Cometh Home Sharon Verghis , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 August 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Gloria Benedict Andrews , 2016 single work drama
Actress Personifies a Fragmenting World John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 September 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of Gloria Benedict Andrews , 2016 single work drama
Patience Rewarded as Dusseldorp Masters Turbulent Work Jason Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 September 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of Gloria Benedict Andrews , 2016 single work drama
Desperately Trying to Deny Reality Michael Connor , 2016 single work essay review
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 60 no. 12 2016; (p. 96-98)
'I saw the wrong cast in the wrong play at the wrong theatre. The Gloria I saw was nothing like that. If only I had seen the play Lee Lewis wrote about instead of the one she directed.' (Introduction)

Awards

shortlisted
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