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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 -

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-988-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


MELISSA BUBNIC is a playwright and screenwriter from Melbourne, currently living in London.  She studied at the University of Melbourne and completed a Masters in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths, University, London.  She is a recipient of commissions and prizes from Arts Victoria, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, La Mama, Transport Accident Commission’s ‘Make a Film, Make a Difference’ competition, Platform Youth Theatre and the Children’s Literature Board of Australia. She attended the 2007 World Interplay Playwrights’ Festival as one of nine Australian delegates. 

Her play Beached won the 2010 Patrick White Award from the Sydney Theatre Company. Stop. Rewind was developed as part of the Red Stitch Writers Program in Melbourne and went on to tour Australia in 2012. Her play  Emoticon was the winner of the Write Now 3 competition at the Brockley Jack Studio in London.  Melissa is currently developing numerous TV projects, including an original comedy-drama series with Clerkenwell Films for Channel 4 (UK). She also writes for UK TV show, Shameless.