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Away
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Away

Michael Gow
 
Commencing with a school performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Shakespearean themes of suffering and reconciliation persist as three families on separate holidays are united during a fierce storm.

Featuring introductions by May-Brit Akerholt and Richard Wherrett and a critical essay by Hilary Bell.


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Cast : 6M, 4F
Performance Rights : Shanahan's Management - admin@shanahan.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-211-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Christmas is Miles Away
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Christmas is Miles Away

Chloe Moss
 

Luke and Christie are typical sixteen-year-old lads from Manchester. They like camping out, drinking lager and talking about girls. But when they leave school and their lives go in different directions, will they still have things in common?

Review
Moss assuredly captures the exhilarating terror of standing on the cusp of adulthood and leaving childhood certainties behind. She finds credible language to gain access to the inner world of characters who barely know how to speak their minds ... outstandingly touching -  The Guardian


Cast : 1F, 2M (teenagers)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-908-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Far Away
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Far Away

Caryl Churchill
 

A brilliant and unsettling play from Caryl Churchill.

At the opening of the play, a young girl is questioning her aunt about having seen her uncle hitting people with an iron bar; by the end, several years later, the whole world is at war – including birds and animals. Far Away is a howl of anguish at the increasing – and increasingly accepted – levels of inhumanity in a world seemingly perpetually involved in conflict.

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Caryl Churchill was expected to produce something explosive in Far Away, but... she has exceeded the critics' highest expectations - Observer
Cast : 2F, 1M + 1 child
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-744-1 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
House That Sailed Away, The (play)
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House That Sailed Away, The (play)

Pat Hutchins
 
Grandma, Mother, Father, Morgan, the baby and Tailcat find themselves catapulted into the whackiest adventure ever when their house floats off down the street and out to sea! Blood-thirsty pirates, a kidnapping and buried treasure are just some of the hair-raisers in store in Pat Hutchins’s own adaptation of her ever-popular children’s novel.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-097-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Julie Burchill is Away
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Julie Burchill is Away

Tim Fountain
 
Hit one-woman show based on the life and writings of a national love-hate figure compiled—with Julie Burchill's active co-operation—by the author of Resident Alien, the one man show about Quentin Crisp.

Review
A serious pleasure... A fascinating tour of the life and opinions of a columnist who challenges conventional views with unmatched savagery and humorous sneers. -  Evening Standard



Cast : 1F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-675-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Men
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Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Men

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Editor)
 

Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years.

This collection features over twenty monologues by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists, representing a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary.

The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.


Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-057-7 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Women
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Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors, The: Volume I, Monologues for Women

Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway (Editor)
 

Inspired by both classical and contemporary plays, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actresses gives readers an insight into some of the best cutting-edge plays written by black British playwrights, over the last sixty years.

This collection features over twenty monologues by Britain’s most prominent black dramatists, representing a wide-range of themes, characters, dialects and styles. Suitable for young people and adults, each selection includes production information, a synopsis of the play, a biography of the playwright and a scene summary. The aim of this collection is that actors will enjoy working on these speeches, using them to help strengthen their craft, and by doing so, help to ensure these plays are always remembered.


Oberon Books UK | 978-1-78319-056-0 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only | PB
Take Me Away
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Take Me Away

Gerald Murphy
 
In a dysfunctional family where no-one seems to like each other very much, a father tries to persuade his three grown-up sons to visit their mother. He claims she’s in hospital, but they’re not so sure. In fact, the true circumstances of each of their lives become ever more murky.







Cast : 4M
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-797-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Takeaway
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Takeaway

Robert Lee
 
Eddie is a youthful dreamer and wannabe ladies' man who works day and night in his father's Chinese take-away. He is at a bit of a crossroads to say the least. He has failed his A-Levels (again) while juggling two girlfriends and managing his father's takeaway (badly). He is never happier than when he wanders into daydreams of escaping the everyday and being like his idol Tom Jones. But with two girlfriends, a full-time job, and a whole host of other problems, will he ever achieve his dream? Takeaway is a new musical about being young, British and hopelessly confused.

Review
As garish and tacky as a cheap takeaway menu, but this new musical is also brave, exuberant and outrageously funny… Its blatant disregard for political correctness is exhilarating, moderated by an even-handed generosity of spirit –  The Times



Cast : 4M, 5F (doubling possible)
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-208-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB