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My Sister Jill at Melbourne Theatre Company
My Sister Jill Tickets

My Sister Jill Tickets

Melbourne, VIC
Patricia Cornelius delivers a poetic, heart-rending tale that unpacks the shadow of war, and the trauma it leaves behind.

About My Sister Jill

By Patricia Cornelius

Directed by Susie Dee

A universal tale of the Australian spirit set against the backdrop of 1950s to 70s suburban Melbourne, My Sister Jill is a powerful coming-of-age story from one of the country’s most dynamic theatre collaborations, Patricia Cornelius and Susie Dee.

The youngest in the family, Christine idolises her father, especially his stories of wartime heroics. Her sister Jill, meanwhile, doesn’t quite share the same sentiments. As the intensity of the Vietnam War looms, the stories slowly start to lose their shine and war threatens to break a new generation apart.

A moving family drama adapted from her own novel for the stage, My Sister Jill sees one of Australia’s most revered writers Patricia Cornelius working with her long-time collaborator Susie Dee. Forged over nearly 40 years, their fearless artistic partnership has redefined Australian theatre and been celebrated worldwide – in 2019 they became the first Australians to be programmed in the Venice Biennale’s theatre program.

At once compelling, captivating and ultimately hopeful, My Sister Jill has all the makings of an Australian classic. Bringing this new story to the stage is Ian Bliss (Jasper Jones), Maude Davey (The Heartbreak Choir), Lucy Goleby (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Benjamin Nichol (Sirens), James O'Connell (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Zachary Pidd (School Of Rock The Musical) and Angourie Rice (Mare of Easttown).

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September 2023
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"Ingenious and powerful." - The Guardian (on The House of Bernarda Alba)

"Cornelius’s writing leaves me shaking. It’s astonishing theatre." - Aussie Theatre (on SHIT)

Writer: Patricia Cornelius

Director: Susie Dee

Cast: Ian Bliss, Maude Davey, Lucy Goleby, Benjamin Nichol, James O’Connell, Zachary Pidd, and Angourie Rice

Start date

September 23rd, 2023

End date

October 28th, 2023




Southbank Theatre, The Sumner


Recommended Age: 12yrs+

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