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Anna Robi And The House Of Dogs by Maxine Mellor



THEMES: Domestic Australia, Sex, Gender
CAST SIZE: 3 – 4 Cast Members
LENGTH: 45 Minutes

Maxine Mellor is an audacious talent with an apparently boundless imagination.


Anna Robi & the House of Dogs is a one-act play about the twisted relationship between a bed-bound, guilt-tripping mother and her captive daughter, Anna, in a house overrun by inbred dogs. It’s a play about Anna’s search for something pure amid pure filth. It’s a play about domestics, dogs, and sex.


First performed at the Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo by House of Dogs in association with Tamarama Rock Surfers, 16 November to 12 December. Anna Robi and the House of Dogs was then performed as part of Brisbane Festivals Under the Radar in 2011.

ISBN: 978-1-76161-007-3


"For all of its over-the-top crudity and filth-encrusted sexual bravado, this really is a wonderfully bizarre gem."

Reviews Culture and the Media, December 2006

"Maxine Mellor is an audacious talent with an apparently boundless imagination and will to explore the nooks and crannies of humanity."

Stage Noise, December 2011

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