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As Richard Mahony struggles with survival, identity and sanity, with one foot in the old country and a toe-hold in the new, his life gallops alongside the great events of the nineteenth century. Written with enormous emotional power, this is the spiralling story of a nation’s turbulent adolescence.
Cast : 6M, 5F + extras
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-678-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Michael Gow has extensive writing credits for stage, screen and radio. His best known play is the multi-award winning
Away, a modern classic of Australian Theatre and one of the most performed Australian plays. Others include
On Top of the World,
The Fortunes of Richard Mahony award-winners
Sweet Phoebe, and
Live Acts on Stage.
For television he has written the mini-series
Eden’s Lost, directed by Neil Armfield, and
Art’n’Life. He also adapted his play
Europe for radio and wrote
The Astronaut’s Wife for ABC Radio.
His awards include two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards (for
Sweet Phoebe); two Sydney Theatre Critics Circle Awards (
Furious); the Australian Writer’s Guild Major Award for Writing and for Best Play (
Away), a Green Room Award (
Away) an AFI Award for best Mini-Series (
Eden’s Lost). He is also a noted director, and was Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company for many years.
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