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y separately published work icon Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy , Strawberry Hills Sydney : Currency Press Sydney Theatre Company , 2008 Z1520883 2008 single work drama

'Saturn has returned, and a moment of doubt changes everything. The universe conspires against Matt and Zara, and Zara is jettisoned into orbit.

'Sex on drugs has become sordid, but the allure of the threesome is still tempting. The prospect of having children is no longer odious, but mortgages and responsibility remain objects of contempt. It's time for lock down. But who's playing?

'Shifting perspectives on identity and Tommy Murphy's trademark comic flair combine to create a lively theatre of insight and ingenuity.' (Publisher's blurb)

Strawberry Hills Sydney : Currency Press Sydney Theatre Company , 2008
y separately published work icon A Handful of Friends David Williamson , Sydney : Currency Press , 1976 Z43910 1976 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1976
y separately published work icon A Stretch of the Imagination Jack Hibberd , 1971 Z859205 1971 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1977
y separately published work icon Big Toys Patrick White , 1977 Z1516196 1977 single work drama
— Appears in: Nagyvilag Vilagirodalmi Folyoirat , no. 8 1980; (p. 1189-1223)
Sydney : Currency Press , 1978
y separately published work icon The Club David Williamson , 1976 Z1506538 1976 single work drama (taught in 14 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1978
y separately published work icon Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Ray Lawler , London Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z522838 1955 single work drama (taught in 56 units)

'The most famous Australian play and one of the best loved, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is a tragicomic story of Roo and Barney, two Queensland sugar-cane cutters who go to Melbourne every year during the 'layoff' to live it up with their barmaid girl friends. The title refers to kewpie dolls, tawdry fairground souvenirs, that they brings as gifts and come, in some readings of the play, to represent adolescent dreams in which the characters seem to be permanently trapped. The play tells the story in traditional well-made, realistic form, with effective curtains and an obligatory scene. Its principal appeal – and that of two later plays with which it forms The Doll Trilogy – is the freshness and emotional warmth, even sentimentality, with which it deals with simple virtues of innocence and youthful energy that lie at the heart of the Australian bush legend.

'Ray Lawler’s play confronts that legend with the harsh new reality of modern urban Australia. The 17th year of the canecutters’ arrangement is different. There has been a fight on the canefields and Roo, the tough, heroic, bushman, has arrived with his ego battered and without money. Barney’s girl friend Nancy has left to get married and is replaced by Pearl, who is suspicious of the whole set-up and hopes to trap Barney into marriage. The play charts the inevitable failure of the dream of the layoff, the end of the men’s supremacy as bush heroes and, most poignantly, the betrayal of the idealistic self-sacrifice made by Roo’s girl friend Olive – the most interesting character – to keep the whole thing going. The city emerges victorious, but the emotional tone of the play vindicates the fallen bushman.'

Source: McCallum, John. 'Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.' Companion to Theatre in Australia. Ed. Philip Parson and Victoria Chance. Sydney: Currency Press , 1997: 564-656.

Paddington : Currency Press , 1978
y separately published work icon The Chocolate Frog, The Old Familiar Juice : Two Plays Jim McNeil , Sydney : Currency Methuen Drama , 1973 Z294139 1973 selected work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1978
form y separately published work icon Burn the Butterflies Cliff Green , Australia : ABC Television , 1979 Z872489 1979 single work film/TV

Television play, dealing with nuclear energy, national and political survival, and the threat that nuclear conflict offers to peace and freedom. When a nuclear disaster occurs in Scotland, it throw the whole question of uranium mining in Australia open to impassioned debate. The government is divided and, against a background of community protest and public discord, the Prime Minister has to make the most serious decision of his career.

Woollahra : Currency Press , 1979
y separately published work icon The Department David Williamson , Z1507226 1974 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1979
y separately published work icon Visions Louis Nowra , Z240416 1978 single work drama (taught in 1 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1979
y separately published work icon Coralie Lansdowne Says No Alex Buzo , Sydney : Currency Press , 1974 Z339990 1974 single work drama humour Sydney : Currency Press , 1979
y separately published work icon Travelling North David Williamson , 1978 Z1515731 1978 single work drama Frank and Frances find new life in a twilight love affair, to the consternation of their conventional children. Their dream takes them north to the sun; but no sooner do they find their idyll than signs of mortality betray Frank's lion spirit. Travelling North is David Williamson's tribute to the generation that fought for change in Australia from the 30s to the 70s; and reaches the rueful conclusion that the legacy of such self-determination is narrow-mindedness and the need for love. (Publisher's blurb, back cover). Sydney : Currency Press , 1980
y separately published work icon Furtive Love Peter Joseph Kenna , Woollahra : Currency Press , 1980 Z543113 1978 single work drama Woollahra : Currency Press , 1980
y separately published work icon Don's Party David Williamson , 1971 Z1505961 1971 single work drama satire (taught in 17 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1980
y separately published work icon Rusty Bugles Sumner Locke Elliott , 1948 Z254884 1948 single work drama war literature (taught in 1 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1980
y separately published work icon Inside the Island / The Precious Woman Louis Nowra , Sydney : Currency Press , 1981 Z239348 1981 selected work drama (taught in 2 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1981
y separately published work icon Bullie's House Thomas Keneally , Sydney : Currency Press , 1981 Z264484 1981 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1981
y separately published work icon The Overcoat ; Sin : Two Pieces of Music Theatre The Overcoat Jack Hibberd , Martin Friedel , Sydney : Currency Press , 1981 Z300426 1981 selected work musical theatre satire Sydney : Currency Press , 1981
y separately published work icon The Chapel Perilous, Or, The Perilous Adventures of Sally Banner Dorothy Hewett , Frank Arndt (composer), Michael Leydon (composer), Sydney : Currency Press , 1972 8274485 1972 single work musical theatre (taught in 7 units)

Written in Hewett's freewheeling epic style, The Chapel Perilous is a journey play that spans the period between the 1930s and the late 1960s. The story concerns Sally Banner, an over-reacher who attempts to find fulfilment – whether through her gift of poetic expression, through her sexual relationships, or in later years through political activism - and ultimately finds it through self-acceptance. Thematically the play contains the qualities and concerns which are often associated with Hewett's style – female sexuality, questioning of authority and morality, and anarchic tendencies towards structure in both dramatic text and social attitudes.

As Hewett remarks in her 1979 Hecate article: 'Sally is balanced by several symbolic female figures, the "Authority figures" of Headmistress, Anglican teaching "sister", and mother... [along with the] lesbian love figure, Judith, who stands for intellectual control and denial of sensual love' ('Creating Heroines in Australian Plays', p. 77).

Sydney : Currency Press , 1981
y separately published work icon The Golden Oldies, and Susannah's Dreaming Dorothy Hewett , Sydney : Currency Press , 1981 Z345577 1981 selected work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1981
y separately published work icon A Hard God : A Play Peter Joseph Kenna , 1970-1974 Z395428 1970 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1982
y separately published work icon Signal Driver : A Morality Play for the Times Patrick White , Sydney : Currency Press , 1983 Z449348 1983 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1983
y separately published work icon Inner Voices / Albert Names Edward Louis Nowra , Sydney : Currency Press , 1983 Z10051 1983 selected work drama (taught in 1 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1983
y separately published work icon Sandy Lee Live at Nui Dat Rob George , Woollahra : Currency Press , 1983 Z200821 1983 single work musical theatre Woollahra : Currency Press , 1983
y separately published work icon The Cake Man Robert James Merritt , Woollahra : Currency Press , 1978 Z157470 1974 single work drama (taught in 1 units) A simple story of an Aboriginal family's hopes, The Cake Man is a compassionate plea for both blacks and whites to look again at the origins of mutual distrust and work together to restore a precious lost heritage. (Back cover of 1978 edition) Sydney : Currency Press , 1983
y separately published work icon Women of the Sun Sonia Borg , Hyllus Maris , Paddington : Currency Press , 1983 Z361982 1983 selected work drama poetry prose This book comprises the screenplay of the four part television drama series about the 'experiences of Aborigines since the coming of the first white people to Australia over 200 years ago. The chief protagonist in each drama is a woman whose resilience in the face of despair and destruction gives fresh insight into the history of race relations in Australia.' (Source: Publisher's blurb) Paddington : Currency Press , 1983
y separately published work icon Gulls Robert Hewett , Paddington : Currency Press , 1984 Z225168 1984 single work drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1984
y separately published work icon Sons of Cain David Williamson , 1980-1989 Z1514622 1980-1989 single work drama

'Sons of Cain is a 1985 play by David Williamson about three female investigative reporters.

'It looks at the New South Wales Labor government of the 1980s'

'Production

'Williamson directed the original production himself, the first time he had done this with one of his own plays. He says he did five full drafts of the play over a period of six months.

'The original production was presented in London in 1986 by the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.' (Source : website)

Sydney : Currency Press , 1985
y separately published work icon Popular Short Plays for the Australian Stage : Vol. 1 Sydney : Currency Press , 1985 Z57206 1985 anthology drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1985
y separately published work icon Popular Short Plays for the Australian Stage : Vol.2 Ron Blair (editor), Sydney : Currency Press , 1985 Z117786 1985 anthology drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1985
y separately published work icon InterPlay '85 : Eleven Plays by Young People Sydney : Currency Press , 1985 Z862705 1985 anthology drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1985
y separately published work icon The Blind Giant Is Dancing Stephen Sewell , Sydney : Currency Press , 1983 Z130955 1983 single work drama (taught in 2 units)

'Brutality in the workplace, rage in the streets, seething in the home. The vulnerability of political parties when they’ve forgotten why they’re there. The intellectual torpor of modern Australia. How power corrupts.

'Stephen Sewell’s play is an angry and tender depiction of an idealist who becomes so embroiled in a party power struggle that he loses sight of what’s at stake. When it premiered in 1983, The Blind Giant is Dancing felt like a sharp slap in the face. And in an age of ICAC, Union credit cards, speculative housing bubbles, a pulverised working class, vapid leadership… it’s definitely time for another look at this Australian classic.

'Artistic Director Eamon Flack begins his tenure with a company of twelve of the country’s great actors and one of the country’s great plays.'

Source: Belvoir 2016 production summary.

Sydney : Currency Press , 1985
y separately published work icon A Happy and Holy Occasion John O'Donoghue , 1974 Z394087 1974 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1987
y separately published work icon Essington Lewis : I Am Work John O'Donoghue , Sydney : Currency Press , 1987 Z444259 1987 single work musical theatre Sydney : Currency Press , 1987
y separately published work icon Emerald City David Williamson , 1986 Z1507280 1986 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press Hole in the Wall Theatre , 1987
y separately published work icon The Pathfinder Darryl Emmerson , John Shaw Neilson , Darryl Emmerson (composer), Geoffrey Baird (composer), Sydney : Currency Press , 1988 Z491548 1988 single work musical theatre 'A play filled with poetry and music, The Pathfinder is a blend of biography and song, as the life of the poet John Shaw Neilson is revealed through his brother's eyes and his own serene and mysterious verse.' (back cover of The Pathfinder). Sydney : Currency Press , 1988
y separately published work icon The Touch of Silk [and] Granite Peak Betty Roland , Sydney : Currency Press , 1988 Z156700 1988 selected work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1988
y separately published work icon Blood Relations David Malouf , Sydney : Currency Press , 1988 Z289735 1988 single work drama

'In his first play, the award-winning David Malouf peoples his stage with characters whose inner selves are as immediate as their environment. A family group gathers at Christmas about the dynamic and manipulative patriach, Willy - a man of many pasts. They are joined by two inquisitive characters bent on uncovering his secret. The relevation uncovers a further mystery of guilt and reconciliation.'

Source: Currency Plays back-cover blurb.

Sydney : Currency Press , 1988
y separately published work icon Dinkum Assorted : An All Female, All Singing and Dancing Musical Linda Aronson , Sydney : Currency Press , 1989 Z474041 1989 single work musical theatre humour Sydney : Currency Press , 1989
y separately published work icon Plays From Black Australia Coordah, Murras, The Dreamers, The Keepers. Jack Davis , Eva Johnson , Richard Walley , Bob Maza , Paddington : Currency Press , 1989 Z13325 1989 anthology drama (taught in 1 units)

New writing from old Australians this collection presents Aboriginal playwrights using the dramatic form to tell how black and white Australians interact.'

'These are modern, urban plays, but traditional beliefs give strength and resilience to many of the characters in them. These city dwellers are joined to the land and their dreaming, with ancient bonds of common belief; the four plays provide a remarkable, often humorous insight into Aboriginal experience in Australia.' (Source: backcover)

Paddington : Currency Press , 1989
y separately published work icon Top Silk David Williamson , Sydney : Currency Press , 1989 Z206642 1989 single work drama In Top Silk David Williamson continues his analysis of family life - this time set in the colourful world of the law. A legal aid solicitor and a prominent barrister battle over their individual careers and the future of their teenage son. Painfully they learn that there is a seamy side to justice at both the bottom and the top of Australian society and that occasionally, the young are wiser than their parents. (Publisher's blurb, back cover). Sydney : Currency Press , 1989
y separately published work icon The Golden Age Louis Nowra , s.l. : s.n. , 1980-1985 Z331846 1980 single work drama (taught in 9 units)
— Appears in: コシ. ゴールデン・エイジ 2006;

'In 1939, a lost tribe of Europeans was discovered in the Tasmanian wilderness. They were a band of outcasts who had escaped the torture of convict life, scratching out an existence at the forgotten edge of the island, alone for almost a century.

'Inspired by this true story, writer Louis Nowra (Cosi, Radiance) penned The Golden Age – an extraordinary play that blends historical fact, Australian folklore and poetic language to create a post-colonial myth for our times. Nowra’s outcasts have developed a culture and dialect all of their own, but their bodies are failing them and their very existence is in danger. Brought back into the fold of Australian society, what fate awaits this band of exiles?'

Source: Sydney Theatre Company (2016 revival).

Sydney : Currency Press , 1989
y separately published work icon No Worries / The Small Poppies / Beauty and the Beast David Holman , Sydney : Currency Press , 1989 Z859208 1989 selected work drama children's Sydney : Currency Press , 1989
y separately published work icon Reedy River Dick Diamond , Miles Maxwell (composer), Melbourne : Heinemann Education Australia , 1970 Z500977 1953 single work musical theatre Based on the shearer's strike of 1891, using folk-songs gathered by the actor John Gray. Sydney : Currency Press , 1989
y separately published work icon The Cocky of Bungaree Richard Tulloch , 1982 Z838597 1982 single work musical theatre young adult Sydney : Currency Press , 1990
y separately published work icon Daylight Saving Nick Enright , Sydney : Currency Press , 1990 Z329251 1989 single work drama humour Sydney : Currency Press , 1990
y separately published work icon Wet and Dry Janis Balodis , Paddington : Currency Press , 1991 Z37077 1986 single work drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1991
y separately published work icon Money and Friends David Williamson , Paddington : Currency Press , 1992 Z468432 1992 single work drama humour A revealing clash between materialism and ideals, this is David Williamson at his best. Peter, a mathematician who is niceness itself, is in financial trouble because of his brother's bankruptcy. His neighbour Margaret, decides that he needs help from his friends, who are all wealthy... (Publisher's blurb, back cover). Paddington : Currency Press , 1992
y separately published work icon Brilliant Lies David Williamson , Paddington : Currency Press , 1993 Z261594 1993 single work drama satire (taught in 2 units) Paddington : Currency Press , 1993
y separately published work icon Close to the Bone Ned Manning , 1991 Z272167 1991 single work drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1994
y separately published work icon The Boys Gordon Graham , Paddington : Currency Press , 1994 Z273156 1991 single work drama (taught in 7 units) Paddington : Currency Press , 1994
y separately published work icon Traitors Stephen Sewell , 1979 Z1164836 1979 single work drama (taught in 4 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Dead White Males David Williamson , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z564481 1995 single work drama satire (taught in 2 units) Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon The Gap Anna Broinowski , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z192837 1995 single work drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Funerals and Circuses Roger Bennett , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z193247 1995 single work drama

'In a small, racially tense town in South Australia the white copper's daughter marries an aboriginal artist. a searing look at black-white relations punctuated with humour and music. ' (Source: Doollee.com website)

Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon The Family Jill Shearer , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z241185 1994 single work drama Sarah, newly appointed to internal investigations, is an intelligent and principled graduate policewoman. She soon uncovers a long-buried case that implicates her police officer father as an accessory to police corruption. Thirty five years of denial and guilt have left heavy scars beneath the skin of the family and she has to decide whether to pursue an investigation that will bring disgrace upon her father and possibly destroy her mother. (Publisher's blurb, back cover). Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Composing Venus Elaine Acworth , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z267157 1995 single work drama

Set in the northern Queensland town of Charters Towers the action takes place over one day in 1957 - the day on which the world's first artificial satellite (the Sputnik) and a symbol of the possibilities of the future is to be seen in the sky over the town. It is also the day during which most of the characters will have to deal with significant and sometimes painful change. The main character, Clivvy, is thirty seven years old and is battling with the past and her inability to leave the town. Having won a sponsorship to go overseas to study piano at age nineteen the war intervened. In the following years many other occurrences deny her a life of her own. It is, however, her sense of being a composer - with her music coming 'out of the underbrush' which gives her the strength she needs.

Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon The History of Water Huŷèn thoại m̂ọt giòng nứơc Noëlle Janaczewska , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z827282 1995 single work drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon Fortune Hilary Bell , Paddington : Currency Press , 1995 Z317942 1995 single work drama

Set in the Australian goldfields of the 1860s -- a world of travelling freak shows, grave robbing, convicts, angels of retribution and Chinese opera -- Fortune tells the story of Chang the 'Tartar Monster'. Eleven years old, 7 feet tall and alone in the world, Chang is enslaved to the cruel Reinhardt, who sells his appearance, at fourpence a time, for souvenir snapshots. Into his life comes Kathleen, Irish, newly free, determined and a passionate survivor. Finally treated as a human being, Chang begins to turn the tables. Showing how readily society's oppressed embrace the role of oppressor. Through richly wrought prose and controlled flights into non-naturalistic realms, Bell probes the complexities of racial prejudice and cultural difference, whilst unsentimentally scrutinising the universal surge for survival (2 acts, 2 men, 3 women).

(Source: Book Depository)

Paddington : Currency Press , 1995
y separately published work icon My Body. My Blood Margaret Kirby , Sydney : Currency Press , 1996 Z508502 1996 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1996
y separately published work icon Kingaroy and Milo Martin Buzacott , Ned Manning , Paddington : Currency Press , 1996 Z89622 1996 selected work drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1996
y separately published work icon Blackrock Nick Enright , Paddington : Currency Press , 1996 Z298832 1995 single work drama (taught in 2 units) Paddington : Currency Press , 1996
y separately published work icon Only Heaven Knows Alex Harding , Alex Harding (composer), Pyrmont : Festival Music Publishing , 1988 Z1124042 1988 single work musical theatre

Musical

Set in the exciting and bizarre world of post-war Kings Cross. Tim, a young writer, arrives in Sydney to explore the temptations offered to delight a war-weary population, but must choose between his love for the city and an offer to try his luck on the international theatre circuit.

Sydney : Currency Press , 1997
y separately published work icon After the Ball David Williamson , Sydney : Currency Press , 1997 Z456492 1997 single work drama Stephen and Judy live on opposite sides of the world. Their lifestyles and outlooks could not be further apart. But they are brother and sister and when they are reunited at the bedside of their dying mother, family memories painfully and mercilessly return. (Publisher's blurb, back cover). Sydney : Currency Press , 1997
y separately published work icon The Blind Giant Is Dancing Stephen Sewell , Sydney : Currency Press , 1983 Z130955 1983 single work drama (taught in 2 units)

'Brutality in the workplace, rage in the streets, seething in the home. The vulnerability of political parties when they’ve forgotten why they’re there. The intellectual torpor of modern Australia. How power corrupts.

'Stephen Sewell’s play is an angry and tender depiction of an idealist who becomes so embroiled in a party power struggle that he loses sight of what’s at stake. When it premiered in 1983, The Blind Giant is Dancing felt like a sharp slap in the face. And in an age of ICAC, Union credit cards, speculative housing bubbles, a pulverised working class, vapid leadership… it’s definitely time for another look at this Australian classic.

'Artistic Director Eamon Flack begins his tenure with a company of twelve of the country’s great actors and one of the country’s great plays.'

Source: Belvoir 2016 production summary.

Sydney : Currency Press State Theatre Company of South Australia , 1997
y separately published work icon Dust Stephen Sewell , Paddington : Currency Press , 1997 Z197023 1997 single work drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1997
y separately published work icon Third World Blues David Williamson , Paddington : Currency Press , 1997 Z240071 1997 single work drama

Graham, a conscript just back from the Vietnam War, is awaiting a reunion with his wife Keren when her lover Neville appears instead. Their confrontation is interrupted by the arrival of Neville's pregnant wife Elizabeth and then by Keren herself. The domestic comedy is dramatically overlaid by Graham's reverberating question: 'What have you done to stop the war?', but the ethics of protest are further complicated by the arrival of Dennis, Graham's army mate, who having discovered his own wife with another man, kidnapped their child and robbed a service station.

Graham's and Keren's marriage is an uncertain one for uncertain times; its resolution has as much to do with the changing social and political forces in Australia in the 70s as it has with their mutual dependence. (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Paddington : Currency Press , 1997
y separately published work icon After Dinner Andrew Bovell , Sydney : Griffin Theatre Company Currency Press , 1989 Z825819 1988 single work drama humour

Play with music.

Set in a suburban pub-bistro on a Friday night. Two sexually dysfunctional and socially crippled males and three desperately unhappy and lonely women are brought together in a night of social tension and humour. They clumsily go about their courting rituals and displays of humanity as the influence of alcohol takes an ever-increasing hold.

Sydney : Currency Press , 1997
y separately published work icon The La Mama Collection : Six Plays for the 1990s Liz Jones (editor), Paddington : Currency Press , 1997 Z325660 1997 anthology drama Paddington : Currency Press , 1997
y separately published work icon Honour Joanna Murray-Smith , Paddington Melbourne : Currency Press Playbox Theatre Centre, Monash University , 1995 Z422400 1995 single work drama (taught in 3 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1997
y separately published work icon My Name Is Such and Such and Other Plays Bogdan Koca , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 1998 Z16074 1998 selected work drama Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 1998
y separately published work icon The Woman in the Window Alma De Groen , Redfern : Currency Press , 1999 Z299084 1998 single work drama (taught in 1 units) Redfern : Currency Press , 1999
y separately published work icon The Great Man : Sanctuary : Two Plays David Williamson , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2000 Z669164 2000 selected work drama column criticism Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2000
y separately published work icon Selected Plays Jack Hibberd , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2000 Z795032 2000 selected work drama (taught in 3 units)

Three landmark plays from the renaissance of Australian playwriting: 'White with Wire Wheels' was the first play to examine the insecurity inherent in the male culture of women and cars; 'Dimboola', a Rabelaisian account of a country wedding; Monk O'Neill, of 'A Stretch of the Imagination' has become an archetype of Australian character.

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2000
y separately published work icon Summer Rain Nick Enright , Terence Clarke (composer), 1986 Z1131122 1983 single work musical theatre Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2001
y separately published work icon The Jack Manning Trilogy David Williamson , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2002 Z966803 2002 selected work drama (taught in 1 units) Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2002
y separately published work icon Vertigo and the Virginia; Road to the She-Devil's Salon : Two Plays from the Sundial Series Sven Swenson , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2003 Z1086367 2003 selected work drama Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2003
y separately published work icon Run Rabbit Run! Alana Valentine , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2004 Z1091109 2004 single work drama

'Alana Valentine's play is a verbatim piece about the battle to overturn the decision to exclude the South Sydney Rabbitohs from the NRL. Based on extensive interviews with both public faces of the campaign including George Piggins, Andrew Denton and Nicholas Pappas, and grassroots supporters such as Mark Courtney, Barbara Selby and Marcia Seebacher, this is a story of passion and politics that goes beyond football.'

(Source: Currency Press)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2004
y separately published work icon Amigos David Williamson , Sydney : Currency Press , 2004 Z1105729 2004 single work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 2004
form y separately published work icon Three Dollars Robert Connolly , Elliot Perlman , Australia : Arenafilm , 2005 Z1354058 2005 single work film/TV

'Based on Elliot Perlman's award-winning novel, THREE DOLLARS tells the story of an honest, compassionate man who finds himself, at the age of 38, with a wife, a child and three dollars.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 16/12/2013)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2005
y separately published work icon Roulette Raimondo Cortese , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press La Mama Theatre , 2005 Z961846 1996-2005 sequence drama '12 plays set in 12 different locations based on themes drawn from an ancient Chinese cosmology called the 12 Branches of Life. ... Roulette is a cycle of 12 half-hour short plays which focuses on chance meetings of two people in a range of situations. It provides a revealing mosaic of human interaction across a range of emotional landscapes.' (Ranters Theatre website) Roulette : 12 Dialogues Strawberry Hills : Currency Press La Mama Theatre , 2005
y separately published work icon Mr Bailey's Minder Debra Oswald , 2004 Z1309613 2004 single work drama humour Oswald takes on the odd-couple genre by pairing an aged artist with his minder - a young woman fresh out of gaol. Leo Bailey is one of Australia's greatest living artists, whose genius battles to survive the effects of alcohol, cynicism and self-loathing. His daughter Margo finds a willing, if surly, live-in-minder in the ex-con Therese. Added to the dysfunctional duo is the friendly handyman Karl who has been given the task of removing a valuable mural. A feel-good play that doesn't shy away from the bleaker side of life, Mr Bailey's Minder is about friendship, ego and art, and the secret longing for a better life. (Currency Press) Sydney : Currency Press , 2005
y separately published work icon The Spook Melissa Reeves , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2005 Z1154111 2004 single work drama Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2005
y separately published work icon Two Brothers Hannie Rayson , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2005 Z1158853 2005 single work drama thriller The Benedict brothers are on opposite sides of the political divide. Eggs is the Minister for Home Security and prime minister-in-waiting. Tom is a refugee advocate and the head of a charitable foundation. The brothers have a relationship based on affection and respect.And in the jumble of family life they have managed to accommodate their ideological differences. But then, an Indonesian fishing boat, packed with refugees, goes down in the Indian ocean on Christmas Day. two hundred and fifty people drown, but one man survives.(Publisher's blurb, back cover). Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2005
y separately published work icon The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea : The Play Dickon Oxenburgh , Andrew Ross , Perth : Black Swan Theatre Company , 1996 Z1051264 1997 single work drama Presents a semi-autobiographical account of Randolph Stow's childhood (although the protagonist is named Rob Coram), from ages six to fourteen, in the West Australian coastal town of Geraldton. Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2006
y separately published work icon The Boyce Trilogy Louis Nowra , Sydney : Currency Press , 2007 Z1219363 2004-2006 series - author drama

'After an extensive period of writing for film, Louis Nowra returns to the stage with The Boyce Trilogy, an epic saga about the Boyce family, a family made wealthy through property development. The trilogy starts with The Woman with Dog's Eyes which introduces us to the Boyce family as they gather to celebrate the parents' 40th wedding anniversary. Inspired by events that traumatised Sydney's Moran family, the play explores the universal themes of family, love and disappointment.

'The second part of the trilogy, The Marvellous Boy, unwraps the story of this notorious Sydney family. Malcolm Boyce is dying at a time when his biggest building project - and so his whole empire - is threatened by protesters. He hires an important criminal, the charismatic Ray Pollard, to threaten his enemies. Malcolm gets his son, Luke, to liaise with Ray. Luke not only falls under Ray's spell but also finds himself involved with his father's mistress. The results are tragic. This story follows Luke from detachment into an emotional involvement that will be liberating and then shattering as the consequences of his and his father's moral duplicity emerge.

'In the final instalment of the trilogy, The Emperor of Sydney, the three sons fight for control of the company as their father lays dying in the master bedroom above the huge Beauchamp mansion living room. The company is near bankruptcy because of a huge stalled project (their father's personal vision) and they are facing a criminal investigation into the father's role in the suspicious death of the project's outspoken critic.' (Publisher's blurb)

Sydney : Currency Press , 2007
y separately published work icon October Ian Wilding , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press Griffin Theatre Company , 2007 Z1339172 2007 single work drama

'Tim, an airline pilot and Angela, his young, beautiful wife, live the successful urban dream in a streamlined apartment in the inner city. One night a friend of Angela's, Dez, pays them a visit. There's just one problem: Angela flatly denies she's ever met him, and despite Dez's growing protestations, she wants him out. Rejected and humiliated, Dez leaves. But not before making some seemingly ominous threats. Now Angela and Tim are having trouble readjusting. Dez has thrown their comfortable lives out of kilter and fear of future incursions escalates.

'Enter Dick, private eye - smarmy and menacing by turns, a Man who Makes Things Happen. Though he charges by the hour and his approach is definitely unconventional, Dick may be exactly what the situation requires...' (Publisher's blurb)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press Griffin Theatre Company , 2007
y separately published work icon The Seed Kate Mulvany , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2008 Z1151825 2007 single work drama (taught in 4 units) 'Meet Rose Maloney. Her dad Danny went to Vietnam. Her grandfather Brian is ex-IRA. Today is their collective birthday. From this intimate reunion, The Seed opens itself up over and over again until a silent family battle becomes a national story about finding new life amongst the rubble of old wars. This play has a very special kind of honesty and humour to it which sorts the great lies we buy into from the reality we live through.' (Publisher's blurb) Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2008
y separately published work icon The Pig Iron People John Doyle , Strawberry Hills Sydney : Currency Press Sydney Theatre Company , 2008 Z1531519 2008 single work drama satire

'Australia, 1996. The winds of change begin to blow like a gale through the nation as a new government has taken the reins.

'"From now on people will have to make their own way in the world. People will no longer be rewarded for being weak. The madness is over... The people have spoken. This is what they want, this is what we voted for, and if you don't see it like me, then you are out of step. So get used to it."

'Nick's out of step; he's a writer. No writer has ever lived in Liberal Street before. And the residents are making sure he knows it.' (Publisher's blurb)

Strawberry Hills Sydney : Currency Press Sydney Theatre Company , 2008
y separately published work icon Life Without Me Daniel Keene , Strawberry Hills Melbourne : Currency Press Melbourne Theatre Company , 2010 Z1629694 2010 single work drama Strawberry Hills Melbourne : Currency Press Melbourne Theatre Company , 2010
y separately published work icon Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2010 Z1627296 2010 single work drama humour

'Gwen is 90. She woke up this morning to discover that purgatory is sitting alone in a new house in a new subdivision on the edge of town, trying to work out if the remote in her hand operates the TV, the air-con or the fan-forced oven. But the kids are coming round and Father Ezekiel is on his way to bless the house, so the beginning of the end is looking up ...

'Written specially for Company B, Gwen in Purgatory is Tommy Murphy's brilliant existential comedy about an African missionary in the wilderness of Australian suburbia. Gwen's brood of ordinary souls is battling along in a changing world and wringing out the last drops of their matriarch's faith. Between them they may just find their way to some sort of forgiveness.'

Source: Belvoir Street Theatre website, http://www.belvoir.com.au/
Sighted: 22/09/2009

Gwen in Purgatory : A Play
Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2010
y separately published work icon Songs for Nobodies Joanna Murray-Smith , Strawberry Hills Melbourne : Currency Press Melbourne Theatre Company , 2010 Z1629707 2010 single work drama Strawberry Hills Melbourne : Currency Press Melbourne Theatre Company , 2010
y separately published work icon The Bougainville Photoplay Project Version 1.0 , Strawberry Hills Surry Hills : Currency Press Company B Belvoir , 2010 Z1740264 2005 single work drama

'The Bougainville Photoplay Project:

'A slideshow with fireside chat:
1. An eminent Australian orthopedic surgeon makes a series of trips to Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) during the 1960s, just as the era of Australia's colonial mandate is drawing to a close. The doctor is presented with dozens of crippled children and lepers; his operations allow many of these people to walk for the first time.
2. The giant Panguna copper mine is established against the wishes of Bougainville's traditional landowners. Environmental destruction is caused by the mine, and the struggle for Bougainville to become independent of PNG leads to a brutal civil war during which roughly one in ten of the island's inhabitants die.
3. An Australian academic begins fieldwork study of reconciliation ceremonies on Bougainville in the current period of post-war reconstruction. He carries with him a book of photographs.

'Three narrative threads are delicately interwoven in an intimate, moving, and constantly surprising monologue performance from acclaimed performance group version 1.0. Combining field notes, oral history, slides, Super-8 film, video installation and the display of various artifacts, "The Bougainville Photoplay Project" grapples with the ethical, epistemological and practical dilemmas of making art and conducting research in post-colonial, post-conflict settings, particularly when the artist/researcher is a citizen of the former colonial power. This is politics and performance at its most personal.'

Source: version 1.0 website, http://www.versiononepointzero.com/
Sighted: 09/11/2010

Strawberry Hills Surry Hills : Currency Press Company B Belvoir , 2010
y separately published work icon Don Parties On David Williamson , Sydney Melbourne : Currency Press Melbourne Theatre Company , 2011 Z1728724 2011 single work drama

'It's 21 August 2010, the night of yet another federal election and, of course, yet another election night party at Don's place. Over the decades, as he and his friends watched governments come and go, they have also closely followed the incoming results from each other's lives: the tallies of luck and misfortune, the unexpected swings for and against. And through it all, the lesson that this crowd of superannuated Baby Boomers never seemed to learn is that politics and strong personalities should never be mixed with alcohol.'

Source: Melbourne Theatre Company website, www.mtc.com.au (sighted 29/09/2010)

Sydney Melbourne : Currency Press Melbourne Theatre Company , 2011
y separately published work icon Silent Disco Lachlan Philpott , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2011 Z1625682 2009 single work drama

'Tamara and Jasyn are in love. Tamara is fourteen. Jasyn lives with Aunty and his brother Dane is in prison for dealing. Jasyn wants to take Tamara to the formal, but he hasn't got the cash.

'In a world of absent mothers and missing fathers, Mrs Petchell battles to keep another year of students out of the ranks of the vanished. The Outsiders is on the syllabus again, but instead of Socs and Greasers, this is the world of Speds and Skanks - fuelled by Red Bull and powered by iPods. It can be hard to find your own rhythm when everyone is marching to the beat of a different drum.' (From the publisher's website.)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Red Sky Morning Tom Holloway , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2011 Z1520890 2008 single work drama

'Red Sky Morning is a lyrical exploration of dislocation and the need to connect told through the experience of a father, a mother and their teenage daughter in the course of a single, life-changing day.'

Source: Red Stitch Actors Theatre website, http://www.redstitch.net/
Sighted: 11/08/2008

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2011
y separately published work icon The Web Kate Mulvany , 2009 Z1801167 2009 single work drama 'Travis is headstrong and confident, with the world at his feet. Fred is shy, isolated and dealing with the death of his father. When Travis takes Fred under his wing to help him with a social studies assignment, it triggers an intriguing chain of events that ends in a vicious attack.' Source: University of Queensland Library catalogue. Sydney : Currency Press , 2011
y separately published work icon Thyestes Simon Stone , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012 Z1726681 2010 single work drama 'Treating mythological atrocity as contemporary reality, The Hayloft Project's retelling of this Greco-Roman epic unfolds as a series of domestic scenes exploring the mundanity of violence. Terrifyingly observed, savagely comic and ultimately heartrending, "Thyestes" is a modern journey through the darkest days of history.' Source: http://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 21/09/2010). Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Babyteeth Rita Kalnejais , Sydney : Currency Press , 2012 Z1841679 2012 single work drama

'Time for a comedy - a mad, gorgeous, bittersweet comedy about how good it is not to be dead yet.

'A group of more or less ordinary Sydneysiders go about their lives: Anna makes toast, Henry dresses for work, Milla catches the train to school, Moses deals drugs - that kind of thing. But hovering above this unholy parade of life is the sobering fact that Milla will die before her 15th birthday.

'Rita Kalnejais is a young playwright of uncommon genius. She looks at the humdrum world around us and sees something radically alive. Dogs, Paganini, figs, an eight-year-old Vietnamese violin prodigy, morphine, clear skies and a Latvian immigrant are amongst the magnificent conflagration of ingredients which make up this wonderful, funny play. Written specially for Belvoir, its theme is what Rita calls the violent sweetness of life.

'Eamon Flack (The End, As You Like It) directs a play of unexpected brilliance about that very old and almost forgotten quality of life: grace.' (Source: Belvoir St Theatre website)

Sydney : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Rising Water Tim Winton , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012 Z1728730 2012 single work drama
'Living aboard neighbouring boats in a crowded marina, Col, Baxter and Jackie are middle-aged fringe-dwellers. Each of them nurses secret wounds and anxieties, and although their vessels are ocean-going craft, none seems likely to ever leave the safe confines of the harbour. They are hiding from the world behind and beyond.

On Australia Day, drunk, lost and angry, a young English backpacker called Dee turns up on the jetty and her arrival unleashes chaos. Suddenly no secret is safe, nothing is fixed. As the nation celebrates, the cosy fantasy of safety from the past is blown open in a funny, bitter torrent of loose talk.' (Publisher's blurb)
Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Boy Girl Wall Matthew Ryan , Lucas Stibbard , Sydney : Currency Press , 2012 Z1714550 2010 single work drama

'This is the story of Thom and Alethea. Two neighbours in a West End apartment block, trying desperately to keep their lives from falling apart. But the Wall that stands between them has decided they belong together. A one-man show using chalk, sock puppets, a projector and over two-dozen characters in a tall tale of whimsy, imagination and architectural enlightenment.

Source: Metro Arts (www.metroarts.com.au/) (Sighted: 06/08/2010).

Sydney : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Odyssey Andreas Litras , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012 Z1376223 2012 single work drama

'Odyssey weaves the stories of Andreas Litras' migrant family through the legend of Odysseus, hero of the Trojan war. While Andreas shares his stories of family and fish'n'chips, it is the character of Karagiosi, the wise-cracking stage manager, who throws everything out the window and has the audience in hysterics with his own personal rendition of Homer's Odyssey.

The two narrative threads contrast and compliment the other. Odysseus is desperately attempting to return home and Andreas extended family (mother, father, aunts and uncles) have left home and Greece forever and will never return. The central theme of the play is the nature and question of home, of belonging, of family. Journeys and characters cross paths as the performance moves between Andreas and Karagiosi, past and present, Greece and Australia, memory and imagination.' Source: http://www.nexusarts.com.au/view_performer_teacher_notes.php?id=69 (Sighted 23/3/2012)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Black Box 149 Rosemary Johns , Sydney : Currency Press , 2012 Z1857057 2011 single work drama A dramatic interpretation of the grounding of British Airways Flight 149 at Kuwait International Airport during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Sydney : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon The Voices Project 2011 and 2012 Vanessa Bates , Joanna Erskine , Alex Cullen , Jessica Bellamy , Jasper Marlow , Nakkiah Lui , Zoe Hogan , Emrys Quin , Brooke Robinson , Phil Spencer , Tim Spencer , Chris Summers , Georgia Symons , Carolyn Burns , Sydney : Currency Press , 2012 Z1928139 2012 selected work poetry 'A short, sharp, evocative collection of monologues written by some of Australia's leading young and established playwrights. Each piece is crafted for an actor aged between 16 and 20. Subtle, uplifting, poetic and funny, these pieces are as exciting and diverse as the young actors that perform them. ' (Publisher's blurb) Sydney : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Brilliant Monkey [and] Skip Miller's Hit Songs Al Dukes , Sean Riley , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012 Z1929348 2012 selected work drama Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon The Boys Gordon Graham , Paddington : Currency Press , 1994 Z273156 1991 single work drama (taught in 7 units) Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2012
y separately published work icon Dreams in White Duncan Graham , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2013 Z1884403 2013 single work drama 'When wealthy property developer Michael Devine goes missing, his wife Anne and daughter Amy fear the worst.

As the pieces of Michael's disappearance start falling into place, the picture reveals a scandalous secret.

On the other side of town, Paula and Gary Anderson have an unwanted visitor. Regretting ever having let Ray Wimple creep into their lives, they're now stuck with his unwelcome and insistent attention.

When these two very different worlds collide, one fateful event will transform the lives of both families forever.

Inspired by true events, 'Dreams in White' is a gripping thriller of double lives and urban alienation. It marks the first writer/director collaboration to emerge from the Griffin Studio, uniting the muscular language of Duncan Graham ('Cut', 'Ollie and the Minotaur') with the dynamic direction of Tanya Goldberg ('Way To Heaven', 'The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself').
Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2013
y separately published work icon Jump for Jordan Donna Abela , Sydney : Currency Press , 2014 6390303 2013 single work drama (taught in 1 units)

'Aspiring archaeologist Lola left home when she was only 20, much to the shame of her traditional Jordanian mother. Six years later, losing sleep and petrified by the judgement of her visiting ‘mad Arab’ Aunty Azza, Lola is forced to lie about her life, her career and the existence of her Aussie partner. Worst of all is the fear that she’s also lying to herself.

'Looking deep into the heart of Sydney and beyond, 'Jump for Jordan' unpacks the experience common to countless second-generation Australians of being caught between two cultures. Sifting through shifting layers of past and present, farce and fantasy, it’s one woman’s mad, messy excavation of her own history, and her attempt to piece together the broken bits of her identity. ' (Source: Griffin Theatre website)

Sydney : Currency Press , 2014
y separately published work icon Acts of Courage : Three Headphone Verbatim Plays Roslyn Oades , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2014 8196880 2014 selected work drama

'Acts of Courage forges immediacy and honesty between a vast range of Australian stories, generating forgiveness and hope in the act. Oades’ unwavering loyalty to the words, sounds and silences of everyday conversations conveys a steadfast loyalty to the experiences and the people from which they come. This trilogy celebrates not only the Australian spirit through times of hardship, but everyday, extraordinary, acts of courage.' (Publication summary)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2014
y separately published work icon Norm and Ahmed Alex Buzo , 1960-1968 Z342308 1960 single work drama (taught in 3 units)
— Appears in: ノームとアーメッド /​ アレクサンダー.ブ-ゾ 他 1993;

'A rather ocker, white Australian male encounters a well-mannered Pakistani student with revolutionary ambitions in a Sydney park at midnight. Buzo creates an image of race prejudice as a profoundly irrational force in the behaviour of ordinary Australians.' (Publication summary)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2014
y separately published work icon What is the Matter with Mary Jane? Wendy Harmer , Sancia Robinson , Sydney : Currency Press , 1996 Z260938 1996 single work drama young adult

'A monologue about a recovering anorexic and bulimic, taking the audience into the painful reality of a woman afflicted by eating disorders. Based on Sancia Robinson’s own experiences. ' (Publication summary)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2014
y separately published work icon Masquerade Kate Mulvany , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015 7880213 2015 single work drama

'In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare’s adventure. But when Jack’s mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever.

'Bringing to life Kit Williams’ iconic picture book, Masquerade stars a talking fish, a tone-deaf barbershop quartet, a gassy pig, a precious jewel and a few mere mortals. It’s a magical adventure that is, at its heart, about the love between a parent and a child.

'Bound to amaze and enchant audiences aged 9 to 90, Griffin begins 2015 with the world premiere of Masquerade at the Sydney Opera House for Sydney Festival. Sam Strong and Lee Lewis join forces to co-direct, weaving their own special magic over a fabulous cast, with songs and music performed live by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.' (Production summary)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015
y separately published work icon Mother Daniel Keene , Sydney : Currency Press , 2015 8759887 2015 single work drama

'Gasworks Arts Park is proud to present the world premiere of Daniel Keene’s newest work, MOTHER. Written specifically for acclaimed, award-winning actor Noni Hazlehurst, and directed by Daniel’s long-time collaborator, Matt Scholten, this one-woman play follows Christy, a homeless woman living on the fringe of the world. This provocative performance will leave you haunted with understanding and sympathy for those living on the farthest edges of society. There but for the grace of God go we…' (Production summary)

Sydney : Currency Press , 2015
y separately published work icon House on the Lake Aidan Fennessy , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015 8582491 2014 single work drama

'Dr Alice Lowe scrambles to piece together the mystery because in fifteen minutes time hell forget everything all over again. The House on The Lake is a labyrinthine mystery that hides at its dark heart a hideous crime. From award-winning playwright Aidan Fennessy comes a taut psychological thriller where truth and memory are scattered like broken glass.' (Production summary)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015
y separately published work icon Seventeen Matthew Whittet , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015 7803824 2015 single work drama

'You’re in for a treat.

'Matthew Whittet is the true original mind of Australian theatre – actor, writer, muse, inventor of marvels, scribe of human beauty and lover of oddity. Seventeen is the play he’s been getting ready to write for a long time. It’s about the cusp of adulthood, and it has been specially, like really specially, written for a rollcall of the country’s great senior actors. To be precise:

'Peter Carroll, Maggie Dence, Judi Farr, John Gaden, Barry Otto. The lot of them.

'These venerables play a group of teenagers (!) drinking, singing, dancing, gabbling, worrying and maybe even pashing (!!) their way through their last night of childhood and their first night of adulthood.

'Funny, immature, wise and a little bit but quite beautifully sad, Seventeen is about the size of life.' (Production summary)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2015
y separately published work icon The Literati Justin Fleming , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2016 8854895 2016 single work drama

'Juliet and Clinton are in love. Guileless, sweet, all-encompassing love. However, love is not without its impediments. Standing in the way of their eternal happiness are Juliet’s mother and sister, whose disapproval is of the most high-brow kind.

'Griffin is doing a Moliére! Why? Because that great Australian playwright, Justin Fleming, has audaciously brought this one screaming into 21st century Australia and it is fabulous. We love it.

'It’s sassy, it’s silly, it’s Sydney.' (Publication summary)

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2016
y separately published work icon Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2016 6433712 2014 single work drama

'Following the success of 'Fury' in 2013, playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, director Andrew Upton and actor Sarah Peirse join forces again for a suspenseful new thriller; a fictional postulation of an episode in the life of Patricia Highsmith. The spiky novelist, best known for her creation of the very talented con artist Tom Ripley, receives an unexpected visitor at her home in Switzerland - a young man sent by her publisher with the purpose of extracting one last Ripley novel from her before she dies. Switzerland cunningly explores what happens when the spark of life that a writer puts into a character has the potential to set off a fire and destroy more than it creates.' (Source: http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/newsflash/andrew-upton-announces-sydney-theatre-company%E2%80%99s-2014-season )

Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2016
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