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Cobbers Go Halves

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lewis Purcell 

  • Setting

    The Australian outback.

  • Notes

    The cast and character lists for this entry are drawn from reviews of the premiere production. As such, cast size details should be taken as approximate.

  • Synopsis

    A play set in Australia, where Barty Munn is rumoured to have inherited a large sum on his brother's death. He and and his 'cobbers'(friends) look forward to a good life, but his sister-in-law tries to ensure that the money is well-spent. A farm is eventually bought with the money, and Munn then marries Martha Tilly. When she is injured in a minor accident, Munn's easygoing attitude changes. He finds that husband and wife, like cobbers, share what they have, and that this extends even as far as work duties.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Harriet Bell Jean Woods
Joe Harbinson Jack Gavin
Martha Tilly Marion Crimmins
Mrs. Munn Rose McQuillan
Steve Lomas J. Edwards
Rev. James Prosser Ralph Vincent
Barty Munn W. Jackson
Herbert Moss Patterson Millar
Jerry Meikle A.W. Gordon

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information for this entry has come from reviews of the premiere production sourced for this project.