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Several of Elaine Acworth’s plays are available for purchase as a digital script from Playlab Theatre’s online publication shop.
 

Composing Venus

Composing Venus

Spanning three decades, in flights of fantasy, poetic phrasing and sombre soliloquy, Composing Venus tells the story of three generations of women living in outback North Queensland. Synopsis Charters Towers, a faded gold mining town in North Queensland and home to the ore-crushing Venus Battery can, at the best of…

Gloria

Gloria

Gloria is a play about grace and grandchildren, and about memory. Or anyone who’s ever stumbled over putting a face to a name… Synopsis In her fifties and having recently suffered a stroke, Gloria’s memories are slipping away. Before Gloria’s mind deserts her, she has one mission: to remember and…

My Father’s Wars

My Father’s Wars

On the day that she discovers she can’t bury her dying mother with her father, Ruth realises that much of her childhood was shaped by her father’s experience of war, many years before she was born. Synopsis My Father’s Wars is the vivid, funny and sometimes shocking story of a…

Solitary Animals

Solitary Animals

Do you avenge intolerable crimes or break the cycle of violence? Elaine Acworth’s Solitary Animals takes two of the most confronting themes of the 1990s and crashes them head-on. Both are sexual crimes – the use of AIDS as a deadly weapon, and the rape camps of the Bosnian War.…