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Judy Nunn presents Showtime

Judy Nunn will discuss her new novel Showtime, a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian showbusiness.

Wed, 6 October 2021
FROM 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM



About this event

Judy Nunn will be in conversation with Catherine Krause from Central Coast Libraries and is supported by the NSW Public Libraries Association.

In the second half of the 19th century, Melbourne is a veritable boom town, as hopefuls from every corner of the globe flock to the gold fields of Victoria.

And where people crave gold, they also crave entertainment.

Enter stage right: brothers Will and Max Worthing and their wives Mabel and Gertie. The family arrives from England in the 1880s with little else but the masterful talents that will see them rise from simple travelling performers to sophisticated entrepreneurs.

Enter stage left: their rivals, Carlo and Rube. Childhood friends since meeting in a London orphanage, the two men have literally fought their way to the top and are now producers of the bawdy but hugely popular ‘Big Show Bonanza’. The fight for supremacy begins.

Waiting in the wings: Comedy, tragedy, passion and betrayal; economic depression, the Black Death and the horrors of World War One…

Copies of Showtime are available to loan through our library – please get in touch to reserve a copy for yourself!

Numbers are limited for this free virtual event and bookings are essential.

This presentation will be broadcast online using Zoom. Book your place and we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the meeting (download and install from if you haven’t already).

About the author:

Judy Nunn is one of Australia’s leading fiction writers. She has now sold over one million books in Australia alone. In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her “significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author”.


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