Goodbye Mrs Blore

By Robert Hewett

2000 National Tour

April 29 – June 10 2000 – 8 week tour to 23 venues in VIC and NSW.
Preston, Nunawading, Bairnsdale, Traralgon, Wonthaggi, Melbourne, Shepparton, Bendigo, Swan Hill, Broken Hill, Mildura, Warburton, Moonee Ponds, Ballarat, Ararat, Camperdown, Hamilton, Portland, Bayswater, Warragul, Echuca, Albury & Parramatta. 

A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

Kathleen “Kelly” Blore (Carol Burns) is a nuggetty middle-aged women who arrives at Dr. Julia Lewis’s (Ailsa Piper) surgery looking for a discreet “normal” (ie male) doctor. She wants someone who will not make a fuss about the fact she cannot read or that her dull husband in Hurstbridge is not the father of her twins.


“The play is naturalistic, funny at times…and a heart warming story of slowly growing respect, affection and love.
Helen Thomson, The Age, VIC, 05/00

“It is warm and funny with some well-observed dialogue drawn straight from the suburbs of old Australia. It’s a strong, conventional work which will do well in a regional tour.
Kate Herbert, Herald Sun, VIC, 05/00

“Hit Productions continues to provide quality productions with excellent backup. Furthermore, ‘Goodbye Mrs Blore’ was enjoyed by all patrons.”
Kevin O’Loghlin, Manager, The Whitehorse Centre Nunawading, 07/00

“Without exception, those who attended had a wonderful night even through the laughter and the tears. Those that missed the opportunity of seeing it in Wonthaggi went to Warragul, so good was the audience response.”
Jenny Churchill, Manager, Wonthaggi Community Arts Centre, 03/08/00

“The production crew were brilliant and the production excellent. HIT Productions presented as an extremely professional company. In fact, I wish a few more companies emulated them.”
John Fowler, Arts Director, Swan Hill Town Hall, 03/08/00

“The audience at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat reacted with feeling and empathy to the situations the actors portrayed in ‘Goodbye Mrs Blore’. They listened intently, laughed and showed their appreciation with the warmth of their applause at the conclusion of the performance.”
Janice Haynes, Director, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat, 03/08/00

“‘Goodbye Mrs Blore’ was a fantastic production. The City of Darebin was delighted to host a Opening Night of a theatre season at their Arts Centre.”
Jenny Campbell, Manager, Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, 14/08/00


Mrs. Kathleen “Kelly” Blore: Carol Burns

Dr. Julia Lewis: Ailsa Piper


Playwright: Robert Hewett

Director: Babs McMillan 

Design: Anna French 

Lighting: Rachel Burke