2020 - 2022

Written and premiered in 1994 on the West End. Michael Palin’s first stage play is a look at family values which is not only very funny but also has its’ darker side. Faced with a family gathering, world-weary Stephen Febble does his utmost to be difficult. When his daughter, her dreary husband Alan, their precocious child and - not least - the dog come to stay for the weekend it's enough to make him reach for the whisky, and for the sarcasm. The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has laid on a dinner party and the chiropodist comes too. The Weekend is Michael Palin's only stage play and contains much of his self-effacing humour, laced with sharp observation and truth too.

The Weekend

2022

The year is 1962 and the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb. He is preoccupied with flying saucers, much to the disgust of his friend Brian who can think only of losing his virginity. The play centres on relationships, especially the relationship between 14 year-old Lewis and 14 year-old Dulcie. It is through Dulcie that Lewis begins to understand that the struggle to be adult is the struggle to understand the world around him. A vivid and amusing evocation of a family and a neighbourhood whose increasingly strange behaviour Lewis is forced to interpret in the only way he can ….
The aliens must be among us!​
 
Performance rights for SUMMER OF THE ALIENS exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd, P.O. Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

Summer of The Aliens

2022

Tom Holloway's emotional and moving play is set against the backdrop of the 3000 plus British children, who between the end of the second world war and 1970, were told they were orphans and were shipped to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, food, love and boundless opportunity. Instead, lives of neglect and abuse awaited them. 

Note: This play contains scenes which some may find challenging.

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH H. L. A. MANAGEMENT

Forget Me Not

2021

Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor.  Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

By arrangement with Hal Leonard

Tuesdays with Morrie

2021

Looped depicts an actual 1965 recording session in which an intoxicated Tallulah Bankhead required eight hours to dub a single line from her final movie Die! Die! My Darling! while antagonizing the film editor assigned to the job.. “Matthew Lombardo’s riveting new play is as funny as it gets in theatre! … A seductive, funny and frequently moving piece.” —The Hollywood Reporter.  

By arrangement with BROADWAY PLAY PUBLISHING INC 80th St NY, NY 10024

Looped

2021

When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. The friends communicate with each other through angst-ridden boarding school experiences, European adventures, failed marriages, and the ups and downs of career. Over the course of their lives, Andy and Melissa’s relationship goes through many changes, as the sometimes-sweethearts/sometimes-friends go through periods of estrangement, and the intense, clandestine affair which will accelerate Melissa’s emotional breakdown. Despite the painful differences which will ultimately tear them apart, they remain each other’s most trusted confidante, and are “true lovers” on paper, if not on the earth.

By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Love Letters

2021

Englishman Charlie Baker is shy. Very, very shy. During a self-discovery sabbatical at a country lodge in Georgia, USA, Charlie's desire for privacy leads to hilarious lengths to avoid communicating with the Townsfolk. Suddenly, Charlie is an intriguing 'Foreigner' who cannot understand any English. Along with his demolition-loving military buddy, Froggy Le Sueur, Charlie encounters motley crew of locals, who are not quite what they seem, culminating in an uproarious ending which is 'foreign' to everyone involved! 

An Amateur Production By ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

The Foreigner

2020