Elizabeth Coleman


Elizabeth Coleman is an author, screenwriter and playwright, who first came to public 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 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC), Mr & Mrs Murder (Ten) Reef Doctors (Nine) and Newton’s Law (ABC). She is currently developing two new shows for Every Cloud Productions.

Elizabeth’s novel, Losing the Plot published with Allen & Unwin in April 2019.

For enquiries about Elizabeth’s publication rights, please contact Jeanne Ryckmans: jeanne.ryckmans@cameronsmanagement.com.au

For screenwriting and theatrical enquiries, please contact Anthony Blair: a.blair@cameronsmanagement.com.au.