Summer Wonderland

by Matthew Ryan

Welcome to Dickens Court, where a Christmas lights competition has the neighbourhood at war!


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Matthew Ryan’s Summer Wonderland is a Christmas comedy about fake snow, fairy lights, and the great Australian Dream. It is published alongside The Dance of Jeremiah.

The 2017 Edition of Summer Wonderland is also available as a Digital Publication, check out how this classic production has evolved over time.


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 921390 02 9

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