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The Bleeding Tree  

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Griffin Award (2014)

Sydney Theatre Awards: Best New Australian Work (2015)

AWGIE Award: David Williamson Prize (2016)

Helpmann Award: Best Play (2016)

NSW Premier’s Literary Award: Playwriting (2016)

"Girls, I think your father's dead. I knocked his knees out. I conked his head. I shot that house clown in the neck."

In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house - with a crack in the shins and a bullet in the neck. The only issue now is disposing of the body.

Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is rude, rhythmical and irreverently funny. Imagine a murder ballad blown up for the stage, set against a deceptively deadly Aussie backdrop, with three fierce females fighting back.

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Currency Press | 978-1-76062-046-2 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


ANGUS CERINI is a writer, performer and theatre-maker from Melbourne. In 2014 he won the Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting for The Bleeding Tree. His work has been presented by companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre and Arena Theatre Company, and been awarded prizes including the Patrick White Playwrights' Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award. His self-produced work has toured locally and internationally.