Neighbourhood Watch


ISBN: 9781925005141
Author: Lally Katz
Publication Date: 25/03/2014
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available
Cast Info: 14F , 14M
Doubling possible, min. of 7 actors required.

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And God said: ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour’.

He obviously hadn’t reckoned on Ana.

A battle hardened, Hungarian-Australian World War survivor, Ana’s bark is as ferocious as her German shepherd’s. Catherine is her neighbour: twenty-something, curious and hopeful that a better world is on its way… but in the meantime watching episodes of The West Wing with her housemate. From each other Ana and Catherine gain a new understanding of friendship, and forge an alliance that carries them to war-torn Hungary and back again.

From the writer of the award-winning plays The Black Swan of Trespass and Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd, this is a glorious comedy about hope, death and pets. Lally Katz’s giant spirit of curiosity turns optimism into an art form in this play where, in the midst of the ordinary, extraordinary things happen.

For a study guide from State Theatre Company South Australia click here.

To listen to Lally Katz talking about the play in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.

Cue the Chorus is a series of critical responses by Australian playwrights to classic Australian plays, offering insights and personal responses. To read Hannie Rayson’s response to Neighbourhood Watch, click here.

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