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Furious Mattress  

Furious Mattress $20.86 ex GST
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In the heartland of rural Victoria, a backyard exorcism is about to commence. Else has always been a little different, even a little difficult, but when her husband seeks support from his local religious community, what he invites into their home will take the very shape of the unspeakable.

Dashing cherished assumptions about guilt and free-will, innocence and redemption in a world of Christian religious values, Furious Mattress recasts events torn from tabloid headlines with Reeves’ signature wit and wisdom to remind us that most fundamentalists are far more familiar than the fanatics paraded before us in cautionary tales.


  • 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Play Award (shortlist)
  • 2010 QLD Premier's Literary Awards - Drama Award (shortlist)
Cast : 2M, 2F

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-913-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


Melissa Reeves is a Melbourne playwright. Her plays include In Cahoots, Sweetown (winner of the 1993 Jill Blewitt Memorial Playwrights Award), Great Day, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Storming Heaven, Road Movie and Salt Creek Murders (winner of the 2001 Wal Cherry Award). She has co-written a number of plays including The Girl I Love and Never Let Me Go (with Margaret Mills, Maude Davey and Nicki Redlich); Magpie (with Richard Frankland); Who’s Afraid of the Working Class (winner of the 1999 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Drama, two AWGIEs, and the 1999 Jill Blewitt Playwright’s Award); and Fever (with Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Christos Tsiolkas and composer Irine Vela).

By Melissa Reeves, from Currency Press - see all