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Miss Tanaka  

Miss Tanaka $20.90 ex GST
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Miss Tanaka is the beautiful and enigmatic niece of Broome’s former Number One pearl diver. Newly arrived from Japan, she captures the hearts of the town's menfolk, but is promised in marriage to two brawling pearl divers, but who will uncover this mysterious young woman's true identity?

Based on a story by Xavier Herbert, Romeril's play is a magical portrayal of the 1930s Broome, weaving an astonishing blend of folk tale, magic and spectacle as it races to it's wild conclusion.


Cast : Cast: 5M, 2F, doubling possible

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-639-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


John Romeril has been a prolific writer whose early plays include the major works I Don’t Know Who To Feel Sorry For, Chicago, Chicago and The Floating World. Other plays are Mrs Thally F, Carboni, The Kelly Dance, Lost Weekend, Black Cargo, Bring Down the House, Doing the Block and Red Sun Red Earth. He has studied under Australia Council grants in Europe, Canada and the United States. In 1993–96 he was recipient of an Australian Artists’ Creative Fellowship. More recent works published by Currency are Love Suicides and Miss Tanaka. He has acted as Playwright-in-Residence for many theatre companies and tertiary institutions and served as Chair of the Australian National Playwrights’ Centre. In 2003 he received the inaugural ANPC Award which honours Australian playwrights who have made a significant contribution to national theatre and culture.

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