form yThe TorrentsOriel Gray,
( dir. Oscar Whitbread)Melbourne:ABC Television,1968Z18212201968single work film/TV
Adapted as a musical, A Bit O' Petticoat by Ray Kolle and Peter Pinne, performed in 1984, published by Yackandandah, 1992.
1956 : Adelaide New Theatre, Stow Hall, 9 August.
1996 : State Theatre Company, South Adelaide, August.
* Contents derived from the Paddington,Kings Cross area,Inner Sydney,Sydney,:Currency Press,State Theatre Company of South Australia,1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Series:Current Theatre SeriesCurrency Press
1983-series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.
The Sacrifice of Oriel Gray (1920-2003) : Australian PlaywrightMerrilee Moss,
2016single work biography — Appears in:
Australasian Drama Studies,April
682016;(p. 75-96)'Between 1943 and 1960, Australian playwright Oriel Gray had more than fourteen theatre scripts produced in almost every capital city of Australia. She was arguably the first playwright-in-residence in Australia's history and one of only a few Australian playwrights to make her living from her work. She wrote numerous radio plays for 2KY in the 1940s and many more for the then Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) in the 1950s. She was well respected and well reviewed. She won many playwriting awards, including the Wagga Wagga play competition prize in 1946 for My Life Is My Affair, the J.C. Williamson Guild competition prize in 1960 for Burst of Summer and the 1955 Playwrights Advisory Board's (PAB) prize for the best Australian play with her script The 'Torrents'.' (Publication abstract)