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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
Angela's Kitchen
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Angela's Kitchen

Paul Capsis, with Hilary Bell and Julian Meyrick
 
In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and the war behind.

Her destination: Australia. In Surry Hills, she could build a bright new life.

If only she could first learn the language, finish shoring up their dilapidated house, find new friends, get the racist neighbour off her back and keep her son away from sly grog queen Kate Leigh’s kids.

Back in Malta, someone else has made a journey. Making his way along Kalkara’s glistening harbourside, a young man with flowing black hair has returned to claim his past. Paul Capsis is walking home.

A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a sprawling family history and a fitting tribute to a much-loved matriarch.


   Awards
  • 2012 Helpmann Awards - Best New Australian Work
Cast : 1M or 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-946-7 | 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
Between Two Waves
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Between Two Waves

Ian Meadows
 

You think we’re like, actually all fucked? Like rising seas, and hurricanes and judgement and shit?

Having lost a lifetime of research in the worst floods Sydney has witnessed, Daniel—a climatologist and advisor to the government—isn’t in the mood for appreciating the irony of what he should have predicted.

Paralysed by the knowledge that the world is consuming itself, Daniel takes little joy in planning for his future—somewhat of a problem for his spirited other half, Fiona. When Fiona tells Daniel they’re about to start a family, Daniel must choose between what he knows and what he loves.

Between Two Waves asks an anxious, warming world: how do we find happiness in the face of an uncertain future?

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Cast : 2F, 2M
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-949-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Boys, The
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Boys, The

Gordon Graham
 

A powerful picture of a family without moral, material, aesthetic or imaginative resource, each of them victims of a cycle of deprivation from which they can see relief only through money and physical power.

The vicious murder of a woman is the culmination of the frustrated expression of anger by three men, who are, nonetheless, loved and cared for by their own women. This is a disturbing piece of writing which suggests that society is failing both the victims and perpetrators of crime.

Later made into a film, the screenplay of The Boys - adapted from the play by Stephen Sewell - is also published by Currency Press.

 

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Cast : 3M, 4F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-924-5 | 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
Caress / Ache
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Caress / Ache

Suzie Miller
 
A brilliant surgeon can no longer bear to touch the living. Two voices connect fleetingly over the phone. A desperate mother begs to embrace her son one last time. A young woman seeks atonement.

Disparate lives interweave, intersect, collide and connect in the most unexpected of ways in Caress / Ache. This is our world—where some long for the electrical charge of human contact, others flee it, and lives turn on the smallest moments of random intimacy.

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Cast : 3M, 5F
Performance Rights : info@rgm.com.au
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-533-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Diving for Pearls
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Diving for Pearls

New Edition

Katherine Thomson
 

Katherine Thomson’s story about aspiration and reinvention is one of the great Australian plays. Set in Wollongong during the economic rationalism of the late ’80s, Diving for Pearls remains startlingly relevant – the political decisions of that time planted the seeds of divide we continue to witness between those with opportunity, and those without.

With the town she grew up in changing all around her, Barbara is determined to change with it. Dreaming of a way out, she sets her sights on landing a job at one of the new resorts popping up all over town. Meanwhile, her partner Den is having change forced upon him. The steelworks he’s worked at his whole life has been sold and Den must reinvent himself to survive. The arrival of Barbara’s daughter, Verge, just might be the thing that tips Barbara and Den over the edge.

Watch an interview with Katherine Thomson on her creative process and why the play has endured over 25 years, remaining relevant today. 


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Cast : 3F, 2M
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-043-1 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Don't Say the Words
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Don't Say the Words

Tom Holloway
 
The wheels in the gravel driveway. The door. Him coming home. I was waiting because I hadn't seen him in a long time. I hadn't been alone with him in so long…

After a decade under siege a city has finally fallen. But ten years of rage have taken their toll. For an officer returning from this epic overseas campaign, it is time to put the horrors of battle behind him, and to take back his place at the family table.

For the officer's wife, it is time to take her revenge…
   
Tom Holloway's ‘epic-in-miniature' is inspired by Aeschylus' Agamemnon and a truly contemporary Australian landscape — with breathtaking results.

     Awards
  • 2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards - Play Award (shortlist)
Cast : 1F, 2M
Performance Rights : www.hlamgt.com.au/rights/
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-834-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Dreams in White
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Dreams in White

Duncan Graham
 
But what’s going on in his head… That’s what actually makes me feel sick. That’s where the betrayal is. In that gap. That unknowable, untraceable gap.

When wealthy property developer Michael Devine goes missing, his wife Anne and daughter Amy fear the worst. As the pieces of Michael’s disappearance start falling into place, the picture reveals a scandalous secret.

On the other side of town, Paula and Gary Anderson have an unwanted visitor. Regretting ever having let Ray Wimple creep into their lives, they’re now stuck with his unwelcome and insistent attention.

When these two very different worlds collide, one fateful event will transform the lives of both families forever.


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Cast : 2M, 3F (doubling)
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-976-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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