Soulmates (play)

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Author David Williamson
Cover artist Design: Kate Florance. Cover image shows: William Zappa as Danny and Jacki Weaver as Heather in the 2002 Sydney Theatre Company production of Soulmates. Photo: Tracey Schramm.
Country Australia
Language English
Genre Play
Publisher Currency Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-86819-698-5

Soulmates is a play by Australian playwright David Williamson, published by Currency Press[1] and set in the world of publishing.[2]

Among the people satired are a critic, which was seen as a reflection of Williamson's battles with the critics over a long period of time.[3]

Williamson later said he was "surprised that no one picked up Soulmates" for a film. "It worked very well with audiences on stage and is a classic revenge story."[4]


Set in Melbourne and New York, this is a tale of revenge as the best-selling expatriate author Katie Best engineers a scheme to bring her most craven critic Danny O'Loughlin undone.

First Production[edit]

Soulmates was first produced by Sydney Theatre Company, at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 13 April 2002 with the following cast:

Director, Gale Edwards

Set Designer, Brian Thomson

Lighting Designer, John Rayment

Sound Design, Paul Charlier

Assistant Director, Annabel Scholes