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    HealthPlay is a contemporary theatre company based in Melbourne.

    We write and perform plays offering a humorous outlook on challenging health issues. The narratives are inspired by true life stories. Our plays can be performed almost anywhere and can be accompanied by a discussion forum. See the film Hoppy’s Heroes, the story behind the South Australian tour of HealthPlay’s For Better, For Worse.

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    What’s Happening

    Health Play welcomes play number twelve! Stig Wemyss, an original member of the HeathPlay family, has written and produced “Out of the Blue”, a play about depression and suicide in rural areas. It has now been included under the HealthPlay banner in the hope that it will tour widely, especially in the bush, to combat the rise of suicide in those areas. For all details and bookings check our “What’s On” page.

    Alan Hopgood Talks About HealthPlay

    Our Plays

    The company has twelve plays in its repertoire, based on true stories with a positive message.

    Out of the Blue

    Suicide in a country town

    The Carer


    Rediscovering Joy

    Four Funerals in One Day


    Death, Grief and Living

    Hear Me


    The quality of healthcare

    My Dog has Stripes


    Understanding depression

    Never Too Old


    You’re never too old

    Six Degrees of Diabetes


    Men with Diabetes

    The Empty Chair


    Dealing with Dementia

    Wicked Widows


    A comment on widowhood

    A Pill, a Pump and a Needle


    Women with Diabetes

    For Better, For Worse


    Coping with Prostate Cancer

    Do You Know Me?


    Aged Care