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The Weekend

An insightful adaption of Charlotte Wood’s novel
Belvoir St Theatre
by
ABR Arts 11 August 2023

The Weekend

An insightful adaption of Charlotte Wood’s novel
Belvoir St Theatre
by
ABR Arts 11 August 2023
Belinda Giblin as Adele (photograph by Brett Boardman).
Belinda Giblin as Adele (photograph by Brett Boardman).

The Weekend is a Trojan horse of a play. In setting and humour, the production shares a family resemblance to many of David Williamson’s comedies of middle-class manners. The scene is a beach house on the Central Coast of New South Wales over Christmas. Our characters are three white women of seeming privilege in their early seventies who throw around one-liners about sourdough bread and poke fun at the excesses of enfant terrible male theatre directors (think Simon Stone or Benedict Andrews). The women even dance, Big Chill style, to a Carole King song as they reminisce about their youth.

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Comment (1)

  • Sounds interesting. Would find a ready audience toured to the Central Coast and Newcastle.
    Posted by C Johnson
    16 August 2023

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