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This Way Up

30 Jun 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company

VDL Awards Entry: 2021

Author: Elizabeth Coleman

Director: Bob Bramble

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Cameron's Management


This modern, fast paced Australian comedy by the writer of the hilarious and successful play Secret Bridesmaids Business, delivers comedy with a true heart. It is about relationships – the absent partner, a guy in love with the wrong girl, a girl in love with the right guy who doesn’t notice she’s alive, and a woman who wants her absent partner to give up his day job. Elizabeth Coleman first came to attention with her dark comedy It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To), which premiered at the 1993 Melbourne Comedy Festival. In 1999 Elizabeth’s next play, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, broke box office records in Melbourne before embarking on a triumphant national tour in 2000 and being adapted into a telemovie. Elizabeth’s comedy about love gone wrong, This Way Up, premiered in Melbourne in 2001. Elizabeth has also written many screenplays for television, most recently Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.


Start Date: 30 Jun 2021

End Date: 11 Jul 2021

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 4th Jul 2021
  • Sat 10th Jul 2021
  • Sun 11th Jul 2021

8:00pm on:

  • Wed 30th Jun 2021
  • Thu 1st Jul 2021
  • Fri 2nd Jul 2021
  • Sat 3rd Jul 2021
  • Tue 6th Jul 2021
  • Wed 7th Jul 2021
  • Thu 8th Jul 2021
  • Fri 9th Jul 2021
  • Sat 10th Jul 2021

Ticket Prices:

Adult: $27 each
Concession: $25 each
Groups (10 or more): $22 per person

Bookings: By phone: 9735 1777 or Website: lilydaleatc.com

Theatre: Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

Theatre Address:

39-41 Castella Street, Lilydale


Characters Summary:

2 Males (mid 30s – early 40s)
3 Females ( 2 x mid 30s – early 40s) 1 x middle aged

Audition Dates:

7:00pm on:

  • Sun 11th Apr 2021
  • Mon 12th Apr 2021

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