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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Ruben Guthrie
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'Ruben Guthrie is on fire. At only 29, he is Creative Director of a cutting edge advertising agency, lives with his Czech supermodel fiancé and drinks like he invented it. Ruben seems invincible, until one fated evening when he drinks so much vodka he thinks he can fly. Before Ruben knows it his fiancé has left him, his Mum is escorting him to AA meetings and his bottomless schooner of confidence has all but drained away. For the first time in his life, Ruben Guthrie is alone.'

Source: www.belvoir.com.au
Sighted: 22/04/2008

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , ( dir. Brendan Cowell ) Australia : Scarlett Pictures , 2015 8474049 2015 single work film/TV

A hard-drinking advertising executive is given a second chance by his long-suffering girlfriend, on condition that he stays away from alcohol for a year.

Production Details

  • First produced by Murri Fulla Films in association with B Sharp, Belvoir St Theatre, 2005.

    Director: Wayne Blair.


    Produced by Blue Cow Theatre at the Theatre Royal Backspace, Hobart, 22 - 31 March 2012.

    Director/Designer: Robert Jarman.

    Stage Manager: Jen Cramer.

    Lighting Designer: Reuben Hopkins.

    Set Installation: Richard Kowaluk.

    Cast: Scott Farrow (Ruben Guthrie), Chelle Burtt (Mum), Andrew Casey (Damian), Melanie Irons (Zoya), Mel King (Melanie), Les Winspear (Peter), and John Xintavelonis (Ray).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2005
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2009 .
      Extent: 65p.
      ISBN: 9780868198590
      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

Anopther Stage in the Dramatic Life of Ruben Guthrie's Tortured Adman Michael Bodey , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 July 2015; (p. 15)
Erratic and Sobering Bite of Sin City Jake Wilson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 July 2015; (p. 31)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 single work drama
Boys' Own Adventure Elissa Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 July 2013; (p. 6-7)
'Toby Schmitz and Tim Minchin have admired each other's work since performing together at high school. Now both stars, they are preparing to reunite on stage, writes Elissa Blake.'
Autumn Theatres Michael Connor , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 56 no. 5 2012; (p. 88-90)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 single work drama
La Boite...Your Company is Our Passion David Berthold , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane Circle , February 2011; (p. 14)
Clever Twists in a Lad's Sobriety Mark Hopkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 April 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 single work drama
Decline and Fall of a Young Sot John McCallum , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 April 2008; (p. 16)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 single work drama
Life through a Grog Glass Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 April 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 single work drama
Finely Honed Comedy from the Top Shelf Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 2009; (p. 11)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 single work drama
Untitled Nicholas Pickard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 31 May 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2005 single work drama
Public Disembowelling Inspires a Play Sunanda Creagh , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 October 2005; (p. 3)
Forget Labels, Try Education Andrew Taylor , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 30 March 2008; (p. 44)
2008BC Rosalie Higson , 2008 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 April 2008; (p. 16-17)
Star Laments Hit Play's Dumped Cast Louise Schwartzkoff , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 June 2009; (p. 3)
Louise Schwartzkoff reports on cast changes for the 2009 production of 'Ruben Guthrie'. Original cast member Toby Schmitz was unhappy that other members of the original 'Belovir St Downstairs' cast had not been engaged for the 2009 'Upstairs' production.
Recasting Ruben 'Ethically Shocking' Louise Schwartzkoff , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 June 2009; (p. 14)
Industry figures react to the news from Company B that the original cast of 'Ruben Guthrie' is being replaced for a new production at Belvoir Street Theatre.
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