Matthew Ryan’s Summer Wonderland is a Christmas comedy about fake snow, fairy lights, and the great Australian Dream.
Welcome to Dickens Court, where a Christmas lights competition has the neighbourhood at war! Old-fashioned battler Bob has just lost his job, his neighbour Eugene is in serious debt after the arrival of his mail-order bride, and the snobs across the road are desperate to buy a beachfront apartment. When they discover the grand prize in the Christmas Lights competition could solve their money problems, it means war!
Summer Wonderland was first produced by La Boite Theatre Company on 9 October 2007.
ISBN 978 1 925338 44 7
"Summer Wonderland has changed a lot over the years. Like a person, a play gathers a better sense of itself over time. I’ve made cuts and strengthened journeys. But always in the spirit of the original idea — that no matter who we are or where we’re from, we’re all in some way going home.
— Matthew Ryan
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