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All Stops Out
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All Stops Out

Michael Gow
 

Studying comes naturally to Sam, but Danny finds it more difficult. Linda thinks Jenny is wasting her time whilst Cathy regrets not working harder.

And all the parents are anxious...

In All Stops Out, Michael Gow reveals different attitudes towards the dreaded end of year exams.


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Cast : 4M, 4F
Performance Rights : Shanahan Management - admin@shanahan.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-310-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
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
Fortunes of Richard Mahony, The
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Fortunes of Richard Mahony, The

Michael Gow
 
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.


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Cast : 6M, 5F + extras
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-678-7 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Furious
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Furious

Michael Gow
 
DO NOT ADD TO CART. AVAILABLE AS EBOOK ONLY.

A family secret, a terrible betrayal and an obsession to rewrite the past combine in an explosive cocktail of fact and fiction. Michael Gow’s most uncompromising play.


Also available in Australian Gay and Lesbian Plays

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Cast : 7M, 9F + extras (doubling possible)
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-362-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Once in Royal David's City
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Once in Royal David's City

Michael Gow
 
Will Drummond is bewildered. All the old certainties are coming apart. His parents are suddenly old, theatre is not what it used to be, people around him are losing their minds and losing faith, the world is shrinking, and what does it even mean to live in a society any more?

Once in Royal David’s City is big and small at once, tumbling from the fifties to the present, from West Berlin to Byron Bay, from brief encounters to the cycles of history. It is about mothers and sons, lost innocence, omnipresent death. It is about rage. It is about the brilliant possibilities of theatre.


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Cast : 4M, 4F
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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-504-2 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ/Asia only | PB
Sweet Phoebe
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Sweet Phoebe

Michael Gow
 
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When pet dog Phoebe goes missing, the impact on her minders is devastating. As Helen and Frazer desperately search the city streets, they encounter the unexpected, and are irrevocably changed.

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Cast : 1M, 1F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-430-1 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
The Kid
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The Kid

Michael Gow
 

The play that launched Michael Gow’s playwriting career.

In blazing heat, a stolen Mini hurtles towards Sydney. Inside, three unstable teenagers from the country – Snake, Aspro and Dean – plan a future that will begin when they collect Aspro's accident compo from the Department.

Joined by Donald, an opera fanatic desperate for a change of scene, they travel to the city to take up residence in ‘the largest block of flats in the Southern Hemisphere'.

As bush fires rage on the edge of the city, they meet Desiree, a young girl from downstairs with apocalyptic predictions.

Sparks fly. Tensions escalate. Twilight approaches…

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Cast : 3M, 3F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-833-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Toy Symphony
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Toy Symphony

Michael Gow
 
Michael Gow’s first full-length play in a decade is a dazzling tour-de-force of theatrical invention. 

Roland Henning has writer’s block. When he tries to explain the situation to a therapist, his story begins to tumble back and forth between his childhood in The Shire and his work as a playwright. At the root of it all is that extraordinary day in primary school which shattered his boyhood and plunged him headlong into the dizzy circus of life and art.

His story is funny, fiercely eloquent and shockingly honest. Toy Symphony is a wrestle between the vicious bastardry of being an artist and the sheer exhilaration of the creative act.

 

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  • Rich and exhilarating. - Bryce Hallett, SMH

Cast : 3M, 2F
Performance Rights : Shanahan Management - admin@shanahan.com.au
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-828-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB