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VAN BADHAM is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning playwright, critic, novelist and screenwriter. Her plays have been performed across Australia, the UK, the USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and Iceland. She was the first Australian selected for New York’s Summer Play Festival and a two-year residency at LAMDA. She won the Harold Hobson Award for Drama Criticism in the UK and received a Premier’s Award in Queensland for her much-lauded play Black Hands / Dead Section. Van also trained in writing for television on the BBC serial Holby City, writes and performs for music theatre and cabaret, and has had an extensive career in radio; her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC and she co-hosted the monthly Speaks Volumes Classic Book Club on ABC666 Canberra. When Van lived in London she worked as the Literary Manager of the city’s renowned Finborough Theatre. She had the same role at Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre upon her return to Australia.

Van is currently a columnist at The Guardian, Australia.

Bull, The Moon and the Coronet of Stars, The
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Bull, The Moon and the Coronet of Stars, The

Van Badham
 
Alone in the museum, in the dark, Marion unravels a ball of string so Michael can venture into a mystery. In recent weeks, strange stirrings have haunted the ancient relics and rumours of a monster abound. Michael finds his way back to her and to an impossible situation.

Marion flees and finds herself the prim centre of an over-sexed septuagenarian art group at a seaside resort. Here, Marion is infuriated by Mark, a wayward sommelier with an eye for the ladies, determined to disrupt her lessons and her life.

Whimsical, sensual and charmingly humorous, The Bull, The Moon and The Coronet of Stars is a love story of mythic proportions. It will lure you into an orgy of antiquity, cupcakes and beachside frivolity.


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Muff / MinusOneSister / SHIT
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Muff / MinusOneSister / SHIT

Van Badham / Anna Barnes / Patricia Cornelius
 

A passionate and unflinching collection of three award-winning plays by and about women, featuring an introduction by Alison Croggon.


In Muff by Van Badham, the wounds of an horrific event are re-opened as Eve tries to navigate a friendship with her ex and his new partner. The play uses both grim sadness and dark humour to challenge perceptions of feminism and self-image in the prism of sexual love. Winner of the 2015 NSW Premier’s Award for Drama in 2015.

‘An intelligent, challenging, deeply thoughtful and highly original piece of work. In a world where gender relationships remain the minefield they always were, and where male violence towards women remains writ large … this is a play for our time and a groundbreaking piece of theatre.’ NSW Premier’s Award judge's report

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Anna Barnes’ MinusOneSister is a contemporary retelling of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, Electra. The teenage siblings take the stage, and loyalties are challenged as each confronts their own grief and guilt. Barnes challenges patterns of blame that persist today when dealing with violence and sexuality. Winner of the 2013 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award.

‘Barnes has tapped into something essential and immediate about young women, about anxiety and terror and anger and a constant, destructive lack of control over their own bodies and lives.’  Time Out

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Patricia Cornelius’ SHIT is rife with ugliness. Billy, Bobby and Sam speak with the voices of those who’ve survived foster care, institutionalisation, and neglect. They love no one and no one loves them. They believe the world is shit, that their lives are shit, that they are shit. Winner of the 2015 Green Room Awards for Independent Theatre: Best Production and Best Writing and shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama.

‘Cornelius looks deep into the hearts and minds of those who have been pushed aside, and finds contradictions that are at once complex, difficult, admirable and scary.’ – Ben Neutze, Daily Review

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Currency Press | 978-1-76062-000-4 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB
Muff / MinusOneSister / SHIT
$31.81 ex GST
$34.99 inc GST

Muff / MinusOneSister / SHIT

Van Badham / Anna Barnes / Patricia Cornelius
 

A passionate and unflinching collection of three award-winning plays by and about women, featuring an introduction by Alison Croggon.


In Muff by Van Badham, the wounds of an horrific event are re-opened as Eve tries to navigate a friendship with her ex and his new partner. The play uses both grim sadness and dark humour to challenge perceptions of feminism and self-image in the prism of sexual love. Winner of the 2015 NSW Premier’s Award for Drama in 2015.

‘An intelligent, challenging, deeply thoughtful and highly original piece of work. In a world where gender relationships remain the minefield they always were, and where male violence towards women remains writ large … this is a play for our time and a groundbreaking piece of theatre.’ NSW Premier’s Award judge's report

Ebook available on:

            

Anna Barnes’ MinusOneSister is a contemporary retelling of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, Electra. The teenage siblings take the stage, and loyalties are challenged as each confronts their own grief and guilt. Barnes challenges patterns of blame that persist today when dealing with violence and sexuality. Winner of the 2013 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award.

‘Barnes has tapped into something essential and immediate about young women, about anxiety and terror and anger and a constant, destructive lack of control over their own bodies and lives.’  Time Out

Ebook available on:

            

Patricia Cornelius’ SHIT is rife with ugliness. Billy, Bobby and Sam speak with the voices of those who’ve survived foster care, institutionalisation, and neglect. They love no one and no one loves them. They believe the world is shit, that their lives are shit, that they are shit. Winner of the 2015 Green Room Awards for Independent Theatre: Best Production and Best Writing and shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama.

‘Cornelius looks deep into the hearts and minds of those who have been pushed aside, and finds contradictions that are at once complex, difficult, admirable and scary.’ – Ben Neutze, Daily Review

Ebook available on:

            
Currency Press | 978-1-76062-000-4 | Sales rights: worldwide, except Aust/NZ | PB