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boy girl wall
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boy girl wall

Matthew Ryan and Lucas Stibbard
 
Side by side in a leafy suburb, Thom lives in one flat, Alethea in another. It's pretty clear that their respective, unsatisfying lives would improve enormously if they just met each other. But with a wall literally between them, this seems highly improbable.

Then there's the building's Power Box, having an existential crisis about the eventual collapse of the universe, and the super nova from five thousand years ago. Then there's time travelling on an equation for the speed of light and too much sugar. There's demon magpie attacks, laptops in love, cats dancing to Prince and sock puppet nightmares. And a tiny prayer by the Wall, hoping that all of these pieces can come together for one magical moment of love.

 
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Cast : 1M & 1 musician
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-955-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Brisbane
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Brisbane

Matthew Ryan
 
The air is thick and wet and the sun burns your skin like it hates your guts … It’s 1942 and I’m fourteen, which means I face two obstacles on a daily basis. One: Entire countries that want to kill me. And two: The Cricket Boys on Mulvany Street.

Danny Fisher is coming of age at a time when Brisbane faces the threat of extinction.

When his beloved brother Frank is killed in the bombing of Darwin, Danny’s family is ripped apart. Ignored by grieving parents, the awkward Danny is left to fend for himself, and to try to fill the shoes left behind. Thrust headlong into the threat of war and the hope of love, Danny, like his city, is growing up fast.

Aided by his potty-mouthed best-friend Patty, Danny meets an American serviceman identical to Danny’s lost brother. But when the American begins teaching him how to fly, Danny comes up with a dangerous plan to prove his own worth.

Ripe with understated larrikinism and emotional resonance, Brisbane is a celebration of a city and a childhood – and a requiem for all that was lost.

'Ryan's script is rich, textured and very funny at times. This is a winner. And it's our story.'  The Courier Mail

'Brisbane is a testament to just how vital and engaging even historical theatre can be … A surprisingly riveting, insightful and accessible self-portrait of some of the city’s most turbulent days.' The Creative Issue

' Brisbane triumphs … Within the nooks and crannies of our history lurk the most absorbing of theatre tales.' Blue Curtain


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Cast : 3F, 7M + extras, doubling possible
Currency Press | 978-1-92500-560-8 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Kelly
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Kelly

Matthew Ryan
 
Ned Kelly is about to hang for his crimes. But his final night in prison is interrupted by the arrival of his brother Dan, disguised as a priest. Supposedly killed at the Siege of Glenrowan, Dan is intent on moving north to Queensland and forgetting his past. To do so, he needs Ned’s blessing and forgiveness. But the last time they saw each other, Dan tried to shoot Ned dead.

So begins a brutal confrontation by two titans of Australian history. Facing the sins of their past, each blames the other for their downfall. And neither will escape unharmed.

Dramatically entwining fact, theory and myth, Kelly is a smartly written, complex and gripping tale of masculinity, brotherhood and the dangerous dynamic of mateship.


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Cast : 3M
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-987-0 | Sales Rights: worldwide | PB