A Cheery Soul

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A Cheery Soul is a 1963 play by Australian writer Patrick White.[1]

It is a set in the fictional Sydney suburb of Sarsaparilla at the end of the 1950s. White described it as being about "the destructive power of good." [2][3]

A Cheery Soul premiered at the Union Theatre Repertory Company in Melbourne in November 1963 directed by John Sumner, with Nita Pannell as the 'cheery soul' Miss Docker.

Other major productions have included:[4]


  1. ^ Meyrick, Julian. "The great Australian plays: A Cheery Soul gave us a supreme theatrical monster". The Conversation. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  2. ^ ""I stopped being flattered a long time ago": Jim Sharman". The Australian Women's Weekly. 46, (34). Australia, Australia. 24 January 1979. p. 9. Retrieved 16 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Profound experience at 'A Cheery Soul'". The Canberra Times. 53, (15, 852). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 16 February 1979. p. 5 (TV RADIO GUIDE). Retrieved 16 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "AusStage". www.ausstage.edu.au. Retrieved 2016-08-16.

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