Shows : Plays : Full Length

This is a full length murder mystery thriller which takes place at Elmdale, the country estate of Lord and Lady Chestle. Time is the present. There is a family gathering and their son Geoffrey is coming to visit with his wife Lydia. They are also bringing Geoffrey`s business partner Derek Fisher...
 
Adaptation of A.B. Facey's classic novel. The story of a parentless boy who started work at eight on the frontier of Western Australia, struggled as a rural worker, survived the gore of Gallipoli, the loss of his home in the Depression and tragedy in World War 2 - yet still felt he was fortunate....
 
A satirical comedy about a teacher who stages a reunion of his old gang and discovers that things that shaped their lives long ago have come back to haunt them It set in a suburban interior.
 
A fast-paced, hilarious comedy of modern manners. What could be more unsurprising than a suburban AmDram company staging a Jane Austen adaptation? But the ambitions and neuroses of the members of Pogchurch Valley Amateur Dramatic Society come to a perilous and uproarious climax in the white...
 
"A charming comedy...full of up to date gags and finger on the pulse problems." Sydney Morning Herald. "There is something to offend just about everyone in Jonathan Biggins's deliciously light and perfectly pitched jokefest." The Australian. "If you want social satire and...
 
Set in 1969, when physical and mental abuse was a fact of life to many women, this play is about domestic violence inside marriage - a subject still regrettably topical. The engagement of two university students brings together their families. Sandra is from working class Doncaster...
 
A comedy thriller described as Erin Brockovich meets the Castle, based on a true story. Hapless anxiety prone lawyer Brad Pitt ( no relation )  turns up to fill in for the day for a lawyer on holiday and is thrust unprepared into a complex case where a mother is sueing a chemical...
 
A talk-back radio shock jock has a heart transplant and to his horror finds that the organ was from an Aboriginal woman. Now he has to become more tolerant. This can't go on!
 
It’s the early 1970s and townie Emily Hetherington plans to bring a breath of fresh air to the country village she has just moved to. The action takes place inside a house has been decorated from top to bottom, the garden has been landscaped and above all she has a top of the range Hygena...
 
An outrageous comedy. Five school friends stage their own reunion after 25 years apart. Friendships are rekindled, secrets are revealed, a janitor is kidnapped! Cast: 5 Female / 1 Male Length: Two Acts (110 minutes) Genre: Comedy Synopsis... Pamela Browne has organized a 25 year reunion for her...
 
  Set sail for adventure on the cruise of a life-time to Bermuda aboard the beautiful Costa Lotta.  But it’s not all smooth sailing.  Someone is trying to poison the passengers and nobody knows who will be next.    Will they make it through the Bermuda Triangle? Will...
 
Murder mystery spoof.  An eccentric selection of the rich and famous meet at Brandling Hall for a 1930's country house weekend as guests of Sir Redvers and Lady Bertha. Before anyone has had time to settle in a cabinet minister is murdered  'totally without any warning'. Fortunately the...
 
Jane Austen's Emma is a play about the stirrings of new love, and how sometimes by trying to manipulate Cupid's arrow, we can completely miss the mark! We meet Emma, an accomplished and wealthy young woman, where after a successful attempt to bring two people together (Mr Weston & her...
 
“ A sure-fire box office hit, being revived continually around the country”   THE AUSTRALIAN April 17. 1998. Emma - Celebrazione, is based on the story of Emma Ciccotosto, who migrates from an impoverished Italian rural village to Western Australia at the age of 13. The play opens...
 
GALLIPOLI - A Manual of Trench Warfare is touring within schools and venues during The Centenary  in 2015 AVAILABLE AS – INCURSION - LIVE STAGE PERFORMANCE. The drama takes place in a sandbagged trench at Gallipoli, 1915 and puts a perspective on the Great War’s legend of...
 
This title comes from the saying `The devil finds work for idle hands to do.’ In this family of Cliff and Pam Brooks with their daughter Rose, we have a domestic comedy where the bored housewife goes out nearly every evening to various functions whilst Cliff stays at home after a hard day`s...
 
Why is everyone ignoring Maud when she gets up from the floor having fainted – or has she? Some really colourful characters with a plot that has many twists and turns before everything is resolved
 
The rags to riches tale of how five men rise to the heights of male stripperdom and their own understanding of what the opposite gender want.  "Ladies’ Night starts with the gritty realism of unemployment for a group of hopeless young men, its enormous popularity (which led to...
 
This traces the fortunes of our lads five years after Ladies Night 1.
 
Life’s a Bitch is a comedy about sibling rivalry, love and dogs. It is a contemporary play, set in a small country town. Kevin does not particularly like dogs, but he has been asked to look after his niece’s dog – Deena for a few weeks, while she prepares for her wedding. ...
 
Set in 1972, Manly Mates features the most famously controversial state premier of them all, Sir Robert Askin. He and his Police Commissioner took regular bribes from crime bosses. He sold knighthoods. He took regular cutbacks from developers. In Manly Mates he holds court to a team of his more...
 
  Fanny Price is the poor relation of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. From the age of 10 Fanny has lived with the Bertram family at Mansfield Park. The shy and retiring Fanny is an intelligent observer of the flirtations and foibles of her four cousins and the sophisticated brother and sister,...
 
It has been ten years since the last reunion of the Crazy Ladies.  Menopause has arrived and the ladies are crazier than ever. The mission is to convince Kay, the gun totting tom-boy, to marry Shaun (the guy she once kidnapped and held accountable for the sins of all men). Hilarious......
 
Newly published original period comedy, based on two much-loved characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice - Mr and Mrs Bennet.   Twenty five years before the novel is set, how did this ill matched couple meet and decide to marry? James Bennet, the twenty eight year old son of...
 
The action unfolds in the Drawing Room of wealthy factory owner Titus Platt’s rather stately home somewhere in 1930’s England. Titus is murdered and Inspector Bullock of the Yard is sent for. When he starts to investigate there are many suspects: the son, Malcolm; his sister Penny; her...
 
  Covering the years 1896-1902, this revealing three-hander - by turn comic and searing - examines the traumatic marriage of Henry and Bertha Lawson, as well as confronting those two enduring icons of the Australian imagination, Lawson and 'Banjo' Paterson.   Middle-aged Bertha Lawson...
 
Barbara's husband is missing on the family farm. When Jack finally returns he is a nervous wreck and will not leave the house. He is suffering from Agri-phobia (the fear of agriculture)... and is convinced that he is Hiroo Onoda - a Japanese soldier holding out on an island after world war Two....
 
A comic play with music based on the life of Kate Kelly. She toured Victoria with a show exhibiting her older brother Ned's 'real horse' and 'real armour'. When one of her actor's leaves she recruits an Irishman from the audience, with more in common with Ned than she suspects. First staged at the...
 
 “On Air ! On Air !”  takes you on a lightning paced, funny and at times, sad journey behind the glitter of advertising, exposing a world of high pressure, memorable characters and ethics which change conveniently in their desire to succeed. In the hectic copy writing...
 
It’s mid 1942 and Australia is at war. As our able bodied men fight overseas a sleepy seaside Aussie town is about to experience an invasion by the Americans. The arrival of the yanks brings much needed excitement for the ladies, but for the local lads there are three big problems with the...
 
  Persuasion is the bittersweet story of love that might have been. At the age of 19, Anne Elliot was persuaded to refuse an offer of marriage from a young naval officer. Their paths cross again eight years later, but now Anne is a faded spinster and her fatheris badly in debt, while Captain...
 
  Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined not to succumb to the charms of Elizabeth Bennet because he considers her family connections to be inferior. She is determined not to like him because of his pride. Can their differences ever be reconciled? This adaptation of Austen’s much loved novel...
 
On stage in a play, the script calls for one actor to shoot another. But the gun is loaded and the actor killed. The actors are stunned. The play must be stopped. Police investigate as the audience “remain seated”. Everyone has a motive to swap the ammunition. Whodunit? But not...
 
An isolated house in the Cotswolds is the scene where the lady owner, Sandra Maitland, takes in paying guests. She has organised a Writers’ Seminar for aspiring crime writers for which four ladies have applied.  DJ Burrows, an established writer, is the tutor and all is set for a...
 
 Lose your heart and come to your senses as you follow the fortunes of Elinor, the sensible sister and Marianne, the sister who is ruled by her feelings. The reserve of one sister and the lack of reserve of the other can equally lead to their undoing as they struggle to come to terms with the...
 
 The hit production of the 2009 Melbourne Comedy Festival. “A delicious look at aging. A warm, poignant and very amusing blend of songs and pithy dialogue performed by a talented cast. I highly recommend the show for all age groups!” Alan Fletcher, ‘Neighbours’ actor...
 
This pantomime follows closely the story of the famous fable but in a special twist replaces dwarfs with garden gnomes. It means your company can cast regular sized people. All of the traditional adventures are in the hilarious script. There is of course a wicked Queen, the Magic Mirror on the wall...
 
This breezy comedy takes a humorous look at how friendship can defy the odds. Five women are all that remain of what was once a successful book group.  All have been in the group since it started and know each other very well, or so they think.  Lynn is hosting the evening and has her...
 
  Set in the famous Spyglass Club frequented by a hot bed of  Russian, American and British businessmen, spies and gypsies with names such as Artie Choke, and Mona Littlemore. The audience are patrons of the club and are given a special assignment to laugh themselves silly at the mayhem...
 
There is nothing MP Gerald Caunfield enjoys more than a quiet weekend with his wife Debbie at his country retreat. Fine wine and good food being high on the agenda. Debbie has thrown herself into village life with gusto, a little more than Gerald could ever imagine, and the results of the village...
 
The lives of a well-to-do lawyer and his love-starved wife are turned upside down when a lively young Greek couple move in next door and immediately want to replace the dividing fence with a massive brick wall. The conflict escalates when the dispute ends up in court and each woman leaves her...
 
  Set: a basement nightclub, late at night. Drama/comedy. No FX. Full length. Four Underworld people seek love in an exploitative milieu.
 
“ The sadness, the joy, the laughter and pain and with a twist in the tail, it’s a mystery again. Go, go, go, ‘tis a wonderful show.”  Marie Ryan 96.5 Inner FM.   People are living longer, but married couples do not always pass away at the same or at even...
 
  As if the daily skirmishes with farcical customers and the dim-witted men in their lives, wasn't enough, the women who operate the checkouts at the Discount Co supermarket are now facing a new boss and the prospect of losing their jobs to newly installed automated checkout aisles. If the...
 
  Ross Gumbley’s witty, smart adaptation of the John Buchan classic thriller The Thirty-Nine Steps follows the Alfred Hitchcock film and recent West End theatrical spoof, but very much stakes out its own ground in terms of style. Feeding off British fears of enemies both within and...
 
It’s part comedy, panto, musical, movie and circus. It’s different. Your audience moves around the simple set from the busy terminal through customs and onto the plane. There’s a sing-along, short-sighted pilot, ’different’  passengers, homemade movie and much...
 
  Think your family is complicated? Meet the most dysfunctional family you can imagine as they try to navigate Christmas.   Peace on earth and good will to all men? Not likely!   Ever since her husband died, Mary’s horrible adult children have been ruining Christmas.  ...
 
An elderly couple hold up a bank and demand money (no gold coins thank you). The bank manager and bank tellers' are given lessons and a refresher course on customer service and manners. As the armed defenders squad surrounds the bank, the elderly couple spring into action. Relationships begin to...
 
Mike, Dave and Julian spend a weekend in a garden shed determined to break an age-old mystery. Armed with a case of beer, a box of girlie magazines and a holy book they are going to "understand women". What they discover is not quite what they expected. Understanding Women is a comedy...