Elizabeth is a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist.
Elizabeth first came to attention with her wonderfully dark comedy, It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) which premiered at the 1993 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Its success was eclipsed with the arrival of Secret Bridesmaids’ Business in 1999 which broke box office records in Melbourne before embarking on a national tour in 2000 and in 2010 was revived for a new production in Melbourne. It was later adapted into a telemovie produced by Linda House for ABC Television. Her comedy about love gone wrong, This Way Up premiered in 2001 at Playbox Theatre in Melbourne. Her play Almost With You premiered at La Mama in 2012 and is published by Currency Press.
Elizabeth has written several screenplays for television, including The Flying Doctors, G.P., SeaChange, Police Rescue, Heartbreak High, Something in the Air, The Secret Life of Us, Blue Heelers, All Saints, McLeod’s Daughters and Whatever Happened to That Guy.
She co-created and co-wrote all three seasons of the drama series Bed of Roses, for Southern Star and ABC Television, which was nominated for Best Telefeature at the AFI Awards 2008.
More recently Elizabeth has written for the TV series Wanted (Seven), Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC), Mr & Mrs Murder (Ten) Reef Doctors (Nine) and Newton’s Law (ABC). She also created and developed a series based on her hit play Secret Bridesmaid’s Business. The series has been commissioned by Channel 7 and will go into production in 2019.
Elizabeth's debut novel Romantic Friction will be published by Allen & Unwin.
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