The most successful Aussie actor you’ve never heard of! From West Footscray to West End star Coral Browne was larger than life. A formidable acting talent, Coral was almost as well-known for her bawdy wit, her glamour, her string of famous lovers and her late-life marriage to Vincent Price as she was for her memorable stage and screen performances, which include 'Auntie Mame', 'The Killing of Sister George' & the BAFTA Award winning 'An Englishman Abroad'. They don’t make them like this any more! In this hugely entertaining one-woman play, the brilliant Genevieve Mooy ('Rosehaven', 'The Dish', 'Frontline') brings Coral Browne to sparkling life and puts this Grande Dame back in the spotlight where she belongs.
- Venue Format
- Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
- Technical Rating
- Touring Party
The performance contains adult content (as reflected in the title!) The play has a projected backdrop and ideally we require a projector and screen. If that is unavailable we do have another option, but need to know in advance.
Now based in Adelaide after twelve years in Melbourne, Prospect Productions Pty Ltd is a producer and developer of film, television and theatre. Principals Rob George and Maureen Sherlock have been responsible for many high quality, original and entertaining feature films, television mini-series, long form television and dramatic and comic stage plays as well as documentaries, cabaret productions and published novels. Among their most successful productions are the Emmy Award-winning telemovie 'Captain Johnno', the top-selling children’s book 'Pink Fluffy Slippers', the Award-winning stage plays 'Errol Flynn’s Great Big Adventure Book For Boys' and 'Percy and Rose.' 'Lovers and Haters' about Australia’s most colourful and controversial Premier, Don Dunstan, played to sell-out audiences at the 2008 Adelaide Festival Of Arts. The award-winning 'Alzheimer’s the Musical: A night to remember!' has had several productions in Melbourne and Adelaide, toured extensively around Victoria and had a sell-out season at the Gilded Balloon during the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Our most recent production 'Ada & Elsie: Wacko-the-Diddle-oh!' premiered to great acclaim at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe Festival and subsequently toured to Melbourne and regional areas.
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Unique Selling Point
This new Australian play premiered at the 2017 Adelaide Fringe and audiences were entertained and intrigued to discover Coral Browne - a very successful actor in the UK and Hollywood but little known in Australia, the country of her birth. Performed with gusto by the wonderful Genevieve Mooy, it received brilliant reviews and audience appreciation.
Marketing copy, images, graphic & pics, promo footage, brilliant reviews, Genevieve Mooy is originally from Tamworth, which may help to sell the show to local audiences.
Genevieve is an acting teacher as well as a renowned performer. She can offer seminars and workshops for local communities. The writer Maureen Sherlock will also be available for writing seminars and workshops.