y Eternal Now : A Play in Three Acts single work   drama   - Three acts; six scenes
Alternative title: Stand Still Time
Issue Details: First known date: 1900... 1900 Eternal Now : A Play in Three Acts
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form y Stand Still Time Dymphna Cusack , London : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) , 1954 9241580 1954 single work film/TV

'Alec and Margie Roper have been married one year; tonight, in their flat looking out over Sydney, they are celebrating, alone save for a bottle of champagne. Alec is a Flight Lieutenant in the R.A.A.F.; nowadays he flies training planes, but it is not so long since he was engaged in the more lethal and dangerous work of fighting the Japanese. Indeed, it was in those days that he met Margie, for she was then married to Rod, the writer-turned-Squadron-Leader who was Alec's best friend, and whom all the men worshipped. Rod was shot down, 'missing, presumed dead'. But that was three years ago, and now after a year in which Margie has found new happiness in a second marriage, the agony and unhappiness of those days lies behind them; they drink gaily to the future. But can they quite escape the past so easily? What if, fantastically, Rod should prove to be still alive?'

Source: Radio Times, 17 December 1954, p.14.


  • Broadcast on ABC Radio, 5 September 1946 under the title Eternal Now
  • Televised on BBC Television in 1954 under the title Stand Still Time

Production Details

  • First performed at the Irving Theatre, London in January 1953 under the title Stand Still Time

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Stand Still Time : A Play in Three Acts
      1900-1999 .
      Extent: 78 l.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Location: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts
      Local Id: H0368
      1946 .
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • Holding note: CH, FL, ANL
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