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Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd
Set in Edwardian Melbourne, this play is an evocation of a forgotten past—a play about pain and cruel desire; about the need for laughter, the palaces we build for it, and its human cost.
‘… a deeply accomplished work: darkly beautiful theatre that resonates in the intimate chambers of the mind.’
Return to Earth
Edges on the whimsical but is ultimately
lyrical and profound. It is a poignant play that tenderly captures the
moment, often littered with casualties, when a young person moves from
transparency to opacity, from childhood to adulthood—a period of intense
loss and confusion.
‘The parallel universe of Lally Katz’s imagination is an estranging, breathlessly anxious, uneasily hilarious place.’
Cast : Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd - 5M, 2F / Return to Earth - 2M, 4F including 1J (doubling possible)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-938-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Lally Katz lis a graduate of the University of Melbourne. She studied playwriting at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Her plays include
The Black Swan of Trespass,
Criminology (with Tom Wright) and
Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart. Her 2009 play,
Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd, received the State Library of Victoria’s Louis Esson Prize for Drama. Awards include several Green Room and Melbourne Fringe Awards, and a New York International Fringe Festival Producer’s Choice Award.