My Brilliant Divorce 2004 – 2005

My Brilliant Divorce

By Geraldine Aron

2004 – 2005 National Tour

June 29 – September 4, 2004 – 10 week tour to 24 venues in VIC, ACT, NSW, QLD, WA
Melbourne, Ringwood, Werribee, Portland, Nunawading, South Morang, Tuggeranong, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Broken Hill, Mackay, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Charters Towers, Mt Isa, Dubbo, Parramatta, Port Hedland, Karratha, Geraldton, Mandurah, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie & Perth. 

April 30 – June 25, 2005 – 9 week tour to 28 venues in VIC, WA, TAS, NSW, QLD
Sydney, Colac, Ballarat, Albany, Margaret River, Warrnambool, Pakenham, Camperdown, Moonee Ponds, Sale, Caloundra, Brisbane, Redcliffe, Boonah, Proserpine, Townsville, Echuca, Swan Hill, Shepparton, Wonthaggi, Ararat, Horsham, Warragul, Traralgon, Hobart, Sutherland, Warburton & Bayswater. 

A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

If you loved Shirley Valentine you will adore My Brilliant Divorce!

My Brilliant Divorce, by Geraldine Aron, is the radiantly witty and warm personal account of Angela.  Dumped by her husband for a younger model, we follow her achingly funny story as she fumbles through the days and the dating scene, rediscovering herself and hoping to find the love of her life!

A smash hit for Dawn French, on the West End, Genevieve Lemon (Sweetie, Steaming) stars in the Australian Premiere production of an irresistibly funny “stand up tragedy!”

“An irresistible twinkle; great directness, warmth and humour. A lovely play that shines” 
London Times

The talented Genevieve boasts an outstanding body of work in stage, screen and television. She is lauded for her brilliant portrayal in the title role in Jane Campion’s film Sweetie, and in the theatrical production of Steaming. Genevieve has regularly featured as a performer in Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Theatre Company productions (Hanging Man, Summer of The Seventeenth Doll, Brilliant Lies); is a renowned writer and cabaret star (Three Men and a Baby Grand; Lone Star Lemon) and is known internationally for her film and television work: The Piano; Holy Smoke; Neighbours, Prisoner, Always Greener.

Director Gary Down rejoins the HIT team (director Talking Heads, 2002) bringing a wealth of talent and experience from his extensive career across Australia, N.Z. and the U.K. Most recently seen in the MTC’s production of Urinetown, Gary is known to audiences from Guys & Dolls and Sweet Charity and as the director of smash hits Steaming and Lend Me A Tenor.  

Lighting Designer and creative collaborator is Ean Grieve (Buzz Dance, Black Swan Theatre) 

In 2004, Producer Christine Harris and HIT Productions will be presenting over 41 weeks of touring across Australia, proudly taking their place as one of the leading theatrical touring companies in the country. Following the outstanding productions in 2004 of Wallflowering and Last of the Red Hot LoversMy Brilliant Divorce will tour across 10 weeks. To complete a sensational year for HIT Productions, Julia Blake and Terry Norris will star in the Pulitzer Prize winning The Gin Game.

Reviews

The audience is aware of having been transported during an unbroken 90 minutes by a wonderfully funny, heart warming and thought provoking performance.
Peter Wilkins, The Canberra Times, ACT, 07/04

…so thoroughly engaging, funny and warm, we feel like cheering when an unexpected happy ending pops up for her. This thoroughly enjoyable play is sure to give a lot of pleasure on its winter tour.
Helen Thomson, The Age, VIC, 07/04

…Lemon does a fine job with the material. Her performance is one of sudden shifts of register…a likeable and nicely performed comedy.
Stephen Dunne, Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 08/04

Geraldine Aron’s script is good and the laughs were not wanting last night…The storyline is good and the twist at the end is presented with artistry by Lemon. Director Gary Down kept it well-paced and enjoyable.
The Mercury, TAS, 2005

Cast 

Angela: Genevieve Lemon

Creatives

Playwright: Geraldine Aron

Director: Gary Down 

Lighting Designer: Ean Grieve 

Costumes: Sunchana Goric

PAST PRODUCTIONS

2019 “MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE” NATIONAL TOUR