A secret. A murder. And a mangy old hen that cock-a-doodles in the morning and sets tongues wagging.
The Trouble with Harry, by multi-award winning playwright Lachlan Philpott, rips back the curtains on the case of Eugenia Falleni, the notorious ‘Man-Woman’ murderer of 1920s Sydney.
Lachlan Philpott is one of Australia’s hottest writers, rocketing into the Sydney theatre landscape with the success of Silent Disco for Australia’s Theatre for Young People and Griffin Theatre Company in 2011. Based in Sydney his first play Bison has had sell-out seasons in Adelaide, Belfast, London, Melbourne and Sydney. His other plays include Bustown Catapult, Colder [Winner R.E Ross Trust Award 2007], M.ROCK, Silent Disco [Winner Griffin Award for Outstanding New Australian play 2009, Winner GAP Competition Aurora Theatre Co. USA, 2010, Winner best stage play at Australian Writers Guild Awards 2012] Truck Stop [Winner best play for young audiences Australian Writer’s Guild Awards 2013] and The Trouble with Harry. In 2013 Lachlan’s new works premiered at The Traverse Edinburgh, The Mac Belfast, Perth Theatre Company, Tamarama Rock Surfers Sydney, Canberra Youth Theatre Company and Brisbane Girls’ Grammar. Lachlan does extensive work as a teacher, mentor and dramaturge.