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During the month of April we are offering a free digital download of either Gallipoli Bill by Arthur Adams  or  Snapshots from Home by Margery Forde  when you purchase a copy of  The Unknown Soldier by Sandra Eldrige  or  The Long Way Home by Daniel Keene.
Simply select your choice from the drop down before you check out and we'll email you your selection within 1-2 business days.

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 A love song to Japan and the irresistible pull between our two cultures

Hanako plunges the audience into the hyper-realistic fantasy of a young Japanese girl journeying from the pages of a traditional Noh play into an imagined future-world as she attempts to escape the control of two warring adults from East and West, past and present. Traditional Japan collides with contemporary urban culture, music, anime and fashion as the audience follows Hanako on her precarious journey into the future.

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Just how bad can our country get?

Perfect for a politically charged classroom!  This new work by award-winning playwright Lachlan Philpott covers themes of oppression, revolution, and influence while encouraging conversation around our own countries current political climate.  Get your students thinking about the big picture by adding this new play to your 2018 syllabus. 

It’s 2022 and Queensland is now part of China to resolve a civil war. The rest of Australia has become Nation One, with a conservative government and a return to traditional values. The regime's hopes and dreams are pinned on the next generation and the school formal is a chance for them to celebrate their achievements and history.

After the difficult exams and aptitude tests, the formal is the last night of freedom before these young citizens step up to serve their government. But this formal will end more than their time at school and it will change their future forever.

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Lights. Camera. Viral

You are sitting on the bus on the way home from a hard days work, quietly minding your own business when an argument breaks out. You overhear that the disagreement is racially motivated. The argument heats up and the threat of violence increases. A young girl takes out a mobile phone and starts to film the event. What do you do? Do you continue to sit quietly? Do you speak up and risk becoming the victim of a violent attack? When you get home that evening you get online to realise the footage from the event has gone Viral.

Viral is a new work written and devised by Shock Therapy Productions. It explores the role of social media and technology and how it impacts the way we record, communicate and think about events of racism, abuse, violence and sexual assault in the community.

It explores the line between disassociation and raising awareness about such events, asking the question “is it better to record these activities and post it on the Internet or step in and stop it from occurring in the first place”?

Viral was inspired by a number of true events and broader societal changes facing Gold Coasters and the wider community. The show has been developed through a series of community consultation workshops aimed at gathering true accounts of acts of discrimination against a variety of marginalised groups.

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This year we've compiled a meticulous short list of gift ideas for the theatre lovers in your life.  Plus every order we receive that contains one of our suggested titles will receive a free play as a bonus gift from us to you to ensure that your holiday season is merry and bright. 


Do you have a rising star in your family?  From zombies to chat rooms our ‘Prodigies’ selection has something for both primary and senior school aged students that will fuel their curious and creative minds this holiday season.     

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Sensational Scholars

The ‘Sensation Scholars’ selection is filled with a range of contemporary Australian plays with challenging themes and conventions perfect for friends or family studying in the creative arts.  Each can be read either for pleasure or for deeper contemplation with a pencil in hand scratching thoughtful musings in moleskin journals. 

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Seasoned Pros

A collection of acclaimed works sure to be treasured by any ‘Seasoned Pro’. Containing works from around the country that span across different cultures and perspectives these critically praised titles are sure to bolster any library. 

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