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NICK ENRIGHT (1950–2003) trained for the theatre at New York University School of Arts after early experience in Australia. He was an actor, director and teacher as well as a prolific writer.  He has also written for film and television, including co-writing with George Miller the screenplay for  Lorenzo's Oil which was nominated for an Oscar, a number of musicals with composer Terence Clarke and the book for the Australian production of The Boy From Oz. Among many awards were two Green Room Awards for Best Play, and four Gold AWGIE Awards, the 1998 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award and the NSW Premiers' Special Award.

TERENCE CLARK is known as a director, composer, pianist, actor, musical director, dramaturg and teacher. He was founding Artistic Director of the Hunter Valley Theatre Company; Associate Director of the National Theatre Company, Perth; Artistic Director of the Australian National Playwrights' Centre; and Head of Directing at NIDA. His musical collaborations for the stage include Flash Jim Vaux (with Ron Blair), and the award winning Variations and Summer Rain (both with Nick Enright).

Summer Rain
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Summer Rain

Nick Enright & Terence Clarke
 
An outback town, Boxing Day, 1945. The dust settles as the populace nurses a Christmas hangover. When Harold Slocum of Slocum’s Travelling Tent Show becomes stranded, emotions run high and the sedentary life of the town is disturbed by the remembrance of an illicit affair. In this bittersweet musical, which is at once humorous and sensitive, new life is breathed into the rural community.


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Cast : 5M, 7F
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-563-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
Venetian Twins, The
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Venetian Twins, The

Nick Enright & Terence Clarke
 
This adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's 18th-century comedy The Venetian Twins quickly earned a reputation as one of the most boisterous, vibrant and irreverent works of Australian musical theatre following its initial season at the Sydney Opera House for the Nimrod Theatre Company in 1979.

Rooted firmly in Commedia dell'arte yet unashamedly influence by Kurt Weill, Donizetti and countless others in between, The Venetian Twins is an inspired piece of mayhem and musical pastiche.


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Cast : 7M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-474-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB