Big Toys is a 1977 Australian play by Patrick White. It was his first play in 14 years.
|Written by||Patrick White|
|Characters||Ritchie Bosanquet, a wealthy and successful lawyer|
Meg Bosanquet, socialite
Terry Legge, a well-connected trade union leader based on Jack Mundey
|Date premiered||27 July 1977|
|Place premiered||Parade Theatre, Kensington, Sydney|
|Subject||A satire on Sydney high society|
The original production was by the Old Tote Theatre Company in Sydney. The cast was Max Cullen, Arthur Dignam and Kate Fitzpatrick and it was directed by Jim Sharman. The play was specifically written for the three lead actors.
|Directed by||Chris Thomson|
|Produced by||Alan Burke|
|Based on||play by Patrick White|
|24 August 1980|
It was adapted into a 1980 TV film by Patrick White. The film was part of the Australian Theatre Festival.
- Details of premiere production at AusStage
- "Charity opening for play". The Canberra Times. 52, (14, 915). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 26 October 1977. p. 19. Retrieved 5 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p14
- "WHY IS KATE FITZPATRICK WEARING A MOUSTACHE?". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 24 October 1979. p. 41. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- "TIMESTYLE RADIO TELEVISION CHESS CROSSWORDS 'Churchill' TV film raises veterans' ire". The Canberra Times. 54, (16, 084). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 October 1979. p. 13. Retrieved 5 March 2016 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- Big Toys on IMDb
- 1980 TV adaptation at Austlit
- Big Toys Australian performances at AusStage
- Big Toys at Why Bother With Patrick White
- Big Toys at Screen Australia