Blabbermouth (play)

Blabbermouth is a play by Australian playwright Mary Morris, adapted from the book of the same name by Morris Gleitzman.[1]

Blabbermouth
Blabbermouth, Mary Morris.jpg
AuthorMary Morris
Cover artistHana and Jana Hartig
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
GenrePlay
PublisherCurrency Press
Publication date
1996
Media typePrint (Paperback)
ISBN978-0-86819-421-9

PlotEdit

The play concerns a young girl, Rowena, who moves to a new country town and school. Although Rowena can hear she is mute. Her widowed father has a penchant for satin cowboy shirts and embarrassing his daughter in public. This is a story about disability, friendship, fitting in, and how children and adults try to co-exist.[citation needed]

Original productionEdit

Blabbermouth was first produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company at The Fairfax, Victorian Arts Centre, 10 September 1993[2] with the following cast:

  • DAD: Michael Bishop
  • ROWENA BATTS: Doris Younane
  • DARRYN/MR COSGROVE/MR FOWLER/AUCTIONEER/OFFICER/ANDY: Patrick Moffatt
  • MS DUNNING/YOBBO/MRS GRANGER: Merridy Eastman
  • AMANDA/YOBBO: Sally Cooper
  • MRS COSGROVE/MEGAN/YOBBO: Jane Turner
  • Directed by David Carlin
  • Designed by Trina Parker
  • Lighting by Greg Diamantis

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