Coralie Lansdowne Says No

Coralie Lansdowne Says No is a play by Alex Buzo about a woman's struggle for independence.[1]

Coralie Lansdowne Says No
Written byAlex Buzo
Date premiered1974
Original languageEnglish


Coralie is an independent woman who refuses to settle down to one man. When she stays at an ex lovers beach house, a series of visitors make her re-think her place in the world.

Production History

The play was first produced by the Nimrod Theatre in 1974 as part of the Adelaide Festival of the Arts.

1980 TV adaptation

Coralie Lansdowne Says No
Directed byMichael Carson
Produced byAlan Burke
Written byAlex Buzo
StarringWendy Hughes
Robert Coleby
Brian Blain
David Waters
Music byJanine Chapman
Distributed byABC
Release date
20 July 1980[2]
Running time
93 mins

The play was filmed by the ABC in 1980 as part of the Australian Theatre Festival.[3]

Producer Alan Burke says Buzo changed his own play significantly but was very happy with the result saying it better represented what he wanted to write.[4]



  1. Alex Buzo biography accessed 11 June 2013
  2. "PRODUCTION notes". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 6 August 1980. p. 146 Supplement: FREE Your TV Magazine. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  3. Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p30
  4. "Alan Burke interviewed by Bill Stephens in the Esso Performing Arts collection [sound recording]" (Podcast).

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