Sky Without Birds by Oriel Gray is a three-act drama dealing with isolation and prejudice felt by postwar immigrants. Written the year Gray left the Communist party, Sky Without Birds is the first play she wrote rebutting party beliefs and giving primacy to individual morality.
Shipwreck by Douglas Stewart recreates the infamous mutiny that occurred after the Dutch ship Batavia foundered off the northwest Australian coast in 1629. It is a complex and literary play which depicts with sympathy the anarchic mutineers Cornelius, Huyssen and Seevanck.
The Night of the Ding-Dong by Ralph Peterson is a comedy set in Adelaide at the time of the Crimean War, a time when the locals feared a Russian invasion.
The Day Before Tomorrow by Ric Throssell is about a family of survivors following a nuclear war. Produced in Australia and also at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by the London Playgoers’ Company.