A Stretch of the Imagination

By Jack Hibberd

2009 National Tour

March 14 – June 17, 2009 – 14 week tour to 27 venues in VIC, SA, TAS, NSW, QLD
Devonport, Adelaide, Horsham, Portland, Warrnambool, Nunawading, Sale, Traralgon, Bayswater, Werribee, Moorabbin, Ringwood, Bendigo, Dandenong, Echuca, Shepparton, Benalla, Wagga Wagga, Nowra, Queanbeyan, Penrith, Parramatta, Newcastle, Melbourne, Bingara, Tenterfield & Brisbane.

A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions.

A Stretch of the Imagination  by  Australian playwright Jack Hibberd is a surreal black comedy, which introduces us to the painfully lonely world of Monk O’Neill, one of the great comic creations of Australian dramatic literature. Monk’s colourful, rambling monologue cuts to the quick of what Australia once was and what one day it could become. The resilient ironies of the play will not be lost on today’s generation.  

HIT’s touring production of this work was directed by Denis Moore and starred Gold Logie and Green Room Award winner John Wood as Monk O’Neill.  Denis headed an impressive creative team of Designer, Shaun Gurton, Lighting Designer, Richard Vabre and Composer, Andrew Pendlebury.  


Monk O’Neil: John Wood


Playwright: Jack Hibberd

Director: Denis Moore 

Designer: Shaun Gurton 

Lighting Designer: Michelle Preshaw 

Composition: Andrew Pendlebury