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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
As Told By the Boys Who Fed Me Apples
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As Told By the Boys Who Fed Me Apples

R. Johns
 

Sandy was the only Australian War Horse to return home from World War I. This is his poignant and fragmented war story. Through Sandy we experience the lives of three men who fought in the war.

Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges is mortally wounded at Gallipoli, and Sandy is his charger. A veterinary officer is caught with Sandy behind the lines on the Western Front in a gas shell barrage. A ‘permanently unfit’ soldier becomes a groom and brings Sandy home. Each is affected by their symbiotic relationship with the horse.

This unique, poetic piece of theatre captures the brutality of war and the heroism of the soldiers and horses who served.

Sandy is the horse full of wattle who drank the waters of the Murray in bucketloads, and who danced with bogong moths.

He is our connection to all those left behind.

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Cast : 4M, doubling possible
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-052-3 | Sales Rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Black Box 149
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Black Box 149

R. Johns
 
A fictionalised account of a true incident—the grounding of British Airways Flight 149 at Kuwait International Airport during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990— Black Box 149 explores the impact of war and terror on the lives of civilians. Written as an intense psychological and emotional journey, the play explores secrets, betrayal and guilt, and how the personal is impacted by the political.

 

Cast : 2M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-943-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Bull, The Moon and the Coronet of Stars, The
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Bull, The Moon and the Coronet of Stars, The

Van Badham
 
Alone in the museum, in the dark, Marion unravels a ball of string so Michael can venture into a mystery. In recent weeks, strange stirrings have haunted the ancient relics and rumours of a monster abound. Michael finds his way back to her and to an impossible situation.

Marion flees and finds herself the prim centre of an over-sexed septuagenarian art group at a seaside resort. Here, Marion is infuriated by Mark, a wayward sommelier with an eye for the ladies, determined to disrupt her lessons and her life.

Whimsical, sensual and charmingly humorous, The Bull, The Moon and The Coronet of Stars is a love story of mythic proportions. It will lure you into an orgy of antiquity, cupcakes and beachside frivolity.


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Cast : 1M, 1F
Performance Rights : admin@shanahan.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-972-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Button
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Button

Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly
 
Please note: this title is only available as an eBook.

It’s just a little disc. A useful, beautiful thing… it holds us together.

Two women live alone but side by side. One day they meet over a jar of buttons and an awkward friendship begins…

Poignant and funny, Button is about friendship, longing, life, death and the living in between.


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Cast : 2F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-985-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Endangered: Three Plays
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Endangered: Three Plays

Justine Campbell/Sarah Hamilton et al.
 

Three plays that make a powerful statement on Australia’s relationship with the environment in the shadow of global warming.

They Saw a Thylacine by Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton

Out of the darkness, Justine Campbell and Sarah Hamilton conjure the ghost of one of Australia’s lost beauties, the thylacine. With all the suspense of a campfire story, these feisty, funny women weave a lyrical tale of adversity and extinction. For this thylacine tracker and this zoo keeper’s daughter, it’s a quest not just to protect a threatened creature, but themselves. Rebellious and gutsy, these women face life and fight to survive.

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Extinction by Hannie Rayson

Extinction delves deep into the heart of our own morals, choices and tightly-held convictions. Extinction wraps an important conservation message around a unique and personal human story. A wild, rainy night, a twist of fate and an injured tiger quoll bring together a passionate environmentalist and an unlikely Good Samaritan. Both are hell-bent on saving the species, but intentions are murky. What will be compromised in the quest to save the quoll? Nothing is black and white in this intriguing story about love, sex, money and power.

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The Honey Bees by Caleb Lewis

As the world’s honeybees disappear, a family-owned apiary struggles to keep up with overseas demand. Driven by matriarch Joan’s iron will, the business continues to grow. And then Melissa arrives out of the blue. The Honey Bees is a tale of family and empire; action and consequences; and what happens when the bee finally stings.

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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-587-5 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Engine
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Engine

Janis Balodis
 
Every week somewhere in Australia news headlines proclaim yet another tragedy of young lives lost in a car wreck. Communities are shocked, politicians duck for cover and families are torn apart… the same story again and again. 

Set a month after the crash, Engine is the story of ‘Grumpop’ who lost a grandson and Natasha who lost a brother. Engine is a highly charged theatrical event about family, friends and cars and of fixing what’s broken and celebrating life.


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Cast : 1M, 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-889-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Golden Oldies, The / Susannah's Dreaming
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Golden Oldies, The / Susannah's Dreaming

Dorothy Hewett
 

The Golden Oldies

A relish for life in defiance of mortality is the impulse behind The Golden Oldies, a satirical play about death and filial duty. One of Hewett’s most densely written works.


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Susannah's Dreaming

A lyrical play for radio, full of the sounds of the sea and of fishermen. The play explores familial relationships as the dreams of a mother and daughter are destroyed.


Cast : The Golden Oldies - 2F + 3 effigies / Susannah's Dreaming - 6M, 2F
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-031-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Holiday
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Holiday

Raimondo Cortese
 
A holiday. A time for conversation and distraction, a time to wind down and to dream...  

In a moment of relaxation and quiet reflection, two men unwittingly engage. Spontaneous, unaffected and thrillingly real, innocent discussion becomes an exploration of private fantasy, hidden anxiety, personal mythology and the most inexplicable behaviour.

What lies behind the most unconscious gesture? How do power struggles play out in the politest of exchanges? Is there hope in the blank spaces between strangers?

An extraordinary blend of performance, humour, sound, video installation and baroque song, Holiday is theatre at its most inspirational.


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  • Holiday is great theatre — funny and light as air on the surface, with philosophical depths that will niggle you long after you leave. -  The Age

Cast : 2M
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-854-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Hoods
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Hoods

Angela Betzien
 

From the creators of Children of the Black Skirt comes a contemporary tale of Hansel and Gretel.

Each night two hoods ride a train to a wrecking yard on the outskirts of the city. Here, in this cemetery of stories, they are storytellers with the power to fast forward, pause and rewind. Tonight, they tell the story of three kids left in a car.

Rewind. It’s Friday, KFC night and the last day of school before Christmas. Kyle, Jessie and baby brother Troy are waiting in the car for their mum. As night approaches the car park takes on a dark and sinister aspect filled with strange and familiar characters. The shopping centre closes, Mum still hasn’t returned and the baby won’t stop crying.

Exploring issues of poverty and family violence, Hoods is a suburban tale of survival and solidarity against the odds.


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Cast : 1M, 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-800-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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