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A Property of the Clan
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A Property of the Clan

Nick Enright
 
When a young girl is murdered at the hands of one of her male contemporaries, what is the aftermath? How will her friends cope? How can such violence be understood? A Property of the Clan deals with these issues with honesty, sensitivity and intelligence.

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Cast : 3M, 1F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-360-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Aliwa!
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Aliwa!

Dallas Winmar
 
Traces the true story of three Aboriginal sisters whose mother was determined to keep her children when officials wanted to remove them following the death of their father. 

The story is that of the three sisters of the playwright Jack Davis.


   Awards
  • 2003 VIC Premier's Literary Awards - Louis Esson Prize for Drama (shortlist)
  • 2002 Kate Challis RAKA Award 
  • 2002 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - Play Award (shortlist)
Cast : 2M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-688-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
And No More Shall We Part
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And No More Shall We Part

Tom Holloway
 
After a long and successful marriage, Pam and Don are still very much in love. But Pam is ill and has to make a heartbreaking decision that will transform both their lives. She does so in the only way she knows how – quickly, pragmatically, and resolutely. Don behaves in the only way he knows how – struggling to keep up but desperate not to lose touch.

And No More Shall We Part follows Pam and Don’s halting, humorous and devastating attempt at the impossible – to begin to say goodbye to each other after a lifetime together.


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Cast : 1M, 1F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-904-7 | Sales rights: worldwide (except UK & Europe) | 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
Bastard Boys
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Bastard Boys

Sue Smith
 
Bastard Boys is the story of the fight that stopped the nation—the 1998 battle for Australia's waterfront. More than just a dispute over reform, it became a campaign for the hearts and minds of all Australians. Controversial, all-consuming and combative, it forced people to pick a side and fight for their beliefs. Political thriller, war film, buddy movie, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, this is the story of the people behind one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past.

Iconic Australian actors Jack Thompson and Colin Friels lead an outstanding cast that includes: Geoff Morrell, Dan Wyllie, Justine Clarke, Rhys Muldoon and Lucy Bell.

Bastard Boys has been written with the cooperation and participation of all parties to the dispute. It is the first time participants such as former Patrick CEO, Chris Corrigan and ACTU Secretary, Greg Combet have agreed to tell their stories.

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  • The world of the wharves, the boardrooms and war rooms are places most of us will never visit or understand. Bastard Boys takes us there, makes sense and great drama all at once. It’s amazing. Ruth Richie, Sydney Morning Herald

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-809-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Beached
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Beached

Melissa Bubnic
 

Arty is huge. Ginormous. Morbidly and grossly obese, he’s in need of a gastric bypass to save his life. At over 400 kilos, he’s the world’s fattest teenager.

Arty is also being followed by a reality TV crew. Will he lose the kilos needed to have the op? Will he survive to eat another cream puff? Will Louise, his Pathways-to-Work of?cer, transform his life in ways he never imagined?

Unapologetically satiric, Beached is also the moving story of a man imprisoned in his own body. It lays bare the mercenary nature of reality TV, and turns the microscope on society’s insatiable appetite for human misery.

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Cast : 1M, 3F
Performance Rights : Cameron Creswell - info@cameronsmanagement.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-988-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Blabbermouth
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Blabbermouth

Mary Morris
 
Adapted from the popular Morris Gleitzman novel.

A young girl, Rowena, moves to a new country town and school. Although Rowena can hear she is mute. Her widowed father has a penchant for satin cowboy shirts and embarrassing his daughter in public.

A story about disability, friendship, fitting in, and how children and adults try to co-exist.

 

Cast : 2M, 4F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-421-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Blackrock (Play)
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Blackrock (Play)

Nick Enright
 
It’s Toby Ackland’s birthday party down near the surf club—and that should mean heaps of grog, drugs and good clean fun. But by the morning a young girl is dead—raped by three boys and bashed with a rock.

Who is responsible?

Blackrock is an intimate and strongly shaped human drama which examines the social forces behind the impulse to violence in individual lives.

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Cast : 6M, 5F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-477-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Blue Murder
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Blue Murder

Ian David
 
OUT OF PRINT

Set in Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s, this multi-award winning television drama centres on the notorious friendship between drug dealer and robber Arthur Stanley ‘Neddy’ Smith and Detective Sergeant Roger ‘The Dodger’ Rogerson. There’s a pot of gold involved but it doesn’t come easily or cheaply. This is a powerful and frightening story about police corruption and Sydney’s underworld.

    Awards
    Review
  • Australia’s best ever drama ... riveting viewing   - Jenny Tabakoff,   Sydney Morning Herald

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-630-5 | 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
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