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Soulmates (play)

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Language  English
Media type  Print (Paperback)
Originally published  2003
Genre  Play
Country  Australia
Publication date  2003
ISBN  978-0-86819-698-5
Author  David Williamson
Publisher  Currency Press
Cover artist  Design: Kate Florance. Cover image shows: William Zappa as Danny and Jacki Weaver as Heather in the 2002 Sydney Theatre Company production of Soulmates. Photo: Tracey Schramm.
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Soulmates is a play by Australian playwright David Williamson, published by Currency Press and set in the world of publishing.


Among the people satired are a critic, which was seen as a reflection of Williamson's battles with the critics over a long period of time.

Williamson later said he was "surprised that no one picked up Soulmates" for a film. "It worked very well with audiences on stage and is a classic revenge story."


Set in Melbourne and New York, this is a tale of revenge as the best-selling expatriate author Katie Best engineers a scheme to bring her most craven critic Danny O'Loughlin undone.

First Production

Soulmates was first produced by Sydney Theatre Company, at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 13 April 2002 with the following cast:

HEATHER: Jacki Weaver

DANNY: William Zappa

KATIE: Amanda Muggleton

GORDON: Barry Quin

FIONA: Deborah Kennedy

GREG: Jonathan Biggins

MAX: Sean Taylor

ATTENDANT: Ben Fransham

Director, Gale Edwards

Set Designer, Brian Thomson

Lighting Designer, John Rayment

Sound Design, Paul Charlier

Assistant Director, Annabel Scholes


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