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48 Shades of Brown
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48 Shades of Brown

Philip Dean
 
In his final year at school, and with his parents overseas, Dan is forced to grow up fast when he moves in with his 22-year-old aunt Jacq and her eccentric friend Naomi. Light-hearted and funny, with a definite twist of insanity. Adapted from Nick Earls’ novel.

Includes Teachers' Notes by Sandra Gattenhof.


Cast : 4M, 6F
Performance Rights : Kubler Auckland Management - www.kublerauckland.com
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-652-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
After January
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After January

Philip Dean
 
Alex is marking time while awaiting his school results—body surfing, watching TV and playing pool are meanwhile his primary concerns. So he’s not prepared for the girl with the nose-ring who cuts past him on a wave and draws him into a new way of looking at the world. Adapted from a novel by Nick Earls.

Includes Teachers'  Notes by Nataly Redhead Beh & Collette Brennan

Cast : 4M, 3F
Performance Rights : www.kublerauckland.com
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-636-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Antigone
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Antigone

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Sophocles (adapted by Eamon Flack)
 

Polyneices and Eteocles, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes’ civil war, have both been killed in battle. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles will be honoured and Polyneices disgraced. The rebel brother’s body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lay unburied to become the food of carrion animals. Defying Creon’s edict Antigone buries her brother and in so doing unleashes a terrible tragedy.


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  Review
  • What a great piece of theatre! The adaptation by Eamon Flack retains the power of the original, while making it not so much up to date, as timeless. -  ArtsHub
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Cast : 4M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-880-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Antigone
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Antigone

Adapted by Jane Montgomery Griffiths

Sophocles
 

Antigone has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in. Everyone has a right to bury their dead. Everyone has a right to give their loved ones a dignified resting place. Yet when the community leaders decide that they need to set an example, they deny Antigone her right to mourn. Faced with the prospect of unresolved grief, she rebels against everything she knows. Her fate is mandated: either fall in line or be outcast forever.


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Author

DR JANE MONTGOMERY GRIFFITHS is Director of the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University, and former Convenor of Monash's Classical Studies Program. She combines academic research and teaching with professional practice as a theatre maker. She has had an extensive career as an actor both in Australia and the UK, performing with theatres including the RSC, Cambridge Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company and Belvoir. As a writer, her plays include Saphho...in 9 fragments (nominated for the Victorian and NSW Premiers' Literary Awards), An Ox Stand on my Tongue (Winner of an R E Ross Award and PWA development place) and Sectioned (ABC RN).
Cast : 3F, 3M
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-559-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Antigone / Cyrano de Bergerac
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Antigone / Cyrano de Bergerac

Damien Ryan
 
Who here can tell what law we owe the dead?

Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, is a child of war. Thousands of years ago she asked a question: What do we do with the body of the enemy, when this enemy is our brother?

Damien Ryan’s new adaptation of Sophocles’ classic takes the conflicts of ancient Thebes and wrenches them passionately into the present. This story of war and its aftermath is a powerful yet vulnerable allegory about one of history’s most famous families.

Sport for Jove’s production of Antigone won seven Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016.

'[Brings the original] whole and unharmed and germane into the now.' —Diana Simmonds, StageNoise

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It stays with me, one thing… my panache!

Cyrano de Bergerac is convinced that his outrageously-sized nose will forever stop him from being loved by Roxane, his intellectual and beautiful friend. But Roxane is in love—with Christian, a handsome yet inarticulate soldier in Cyrano’s regiment. Together, Christian and Cyrano make a flawless human.

Edmond Rostand’s original 1890s tragicomic French masterpiece is the unique romance that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language. This new adaptation by Damien Ryan brings the action forward to WWI, where Cyrano is a war poet like no other.

Sport for Jove’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac won three Sydney Theatre Awards in 2013.

Review

‘It’s an absolutely inspired adaptation, which soars with the poetry and pathos of Rostand’s original... It’s robust, lively, joyous and very funny, as well as deeply humane and poignant.'  Jo Litson, Limelight (Read the full review here)

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Cast : 5F, 5M + chorus and musician; 14F, 38M doubling possible
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-086-8 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Boss of the Pool
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Boss of the Pool

Mary Morris
 
Shelley is embarrassed by her mother's work. Why can’t she get a decent job? At the pool, Ben is afraid of the water, but persists in hanging around the edge, and Tania in the wheelchair is organising a disco.

 
Adapted from Robin Klein’s novel.

Cast : 1M, 4F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-355-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Boy Overboard
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Boy Overboard

Patricia Cornelius / Morris Gleitzman
 
A story of adventure, ball control and hope.

Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia?

Adapted for the stage by Patricia Cornelius from Morris Gleitzman's best-selling novel, Boy Overboard depicts a deeply human side of the 'asylum seekers' issue by following the journey of Jamal and Bibi from Afghanistan to Australia. Based on real life events, this is a moving play about young people overcoming the confusion of war, politics and the search for a safe haven.

 

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   Review
  • Morris Gleitzman’s excellent unsparing novel for young adults in an accurate, theatrically imaginative and robust staging adaptation by Patricia Cornelius, deals with both the money grubbing and perilous mechanics of a refugee journey and the eternal hunger of hope. - Stephen Dunne, Sydney Morning Herald

Cast : 9M, 6F (doubling possible)
Performance Rights : Cameron Creswell - info@cameronsmanagement.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-807-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Business, The
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Business, The

Jonathan Gavin
 
OUT OF PRINT

Based on Vassa Zheleznova by Maxim Gorky

In 1909 Maxim Gorky wrote Vassa Zheleznova, a savage comedy about a Russian family at war over money, entitlement and the march of progress. But Vassa Zheleznova also relates to one of the great Australian themes: how we hauled ourselves out of our working class past and set out on the road to a relaxed and comfortable future.


Cast : 4F, 4M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-897-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Cloudstreet
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Cloudstreet

Nick Enright & Justin Monjo
 
A sprawling stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel. Cloudstreet follows the fluctuating fortunes of two families who inhabit a rambling old house in Perth.

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Cast : 8M, 6F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-589-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Cold Light
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Cold Light

Adapted from the novel by Frank Moorehouse

Alana Valentine
 
Here comes Edith Campbell Berry, fresh from International acclaim at the League of Nations, handsome British diplomatic husband in tow. Look out 1950’s Canberra, she’s on her way to the top. Or is she?

The League was after all a failure, and hubby dear is a secret cross dresser and her long lost brother is a Communist agitator watched by a fledgling ASIO. Maybe those dreams of renewed diplomatic honour might take longer than she thinks to materialize. A lot longer. And so to be ‘acceptable’ she consults the Book of Crossroads, bungles her inner life, remarries badly, and compromises her career options.  

An epic story of national significance, Cold Light surveys the transformation of Australia from the post-WWII Menzies era to the mid-1970’s Whitlam government and asks timely questions about Australia’s relationship to women of vision and people of difference.

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Cast : 4F, 19M, doubling possible
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-049-3 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
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