Three rooms. Four stories. A ghost story for modern times.

George and Lily are having a romantic night in… Cecil celebrates his dead wife’s eightieth birthday… Michael needs to finish his painting, but his canvas remains blank… And, amongst all this, an unseen girl scratches and waits…

Set in a coastal Tasmanian town, Beautiful: A Ghost Story tells the story of a vengeful child ghost who haunts the tenants of a newly erected block of flats, a block of flats built on a lie. With layers of simultaneous action happening in counterpoint, the tortured girl opens wounds from long ago and exposes grotesque truths.

  • psychological thriller
  • 90
  • 5 total
  • 2 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | Child | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 80

EXTRACT: You're hungry. All you can see is dirt. And leaves. The dirt doesn't taste very nice./Don't bother screaming because no-one can hear you... All you can do is scratch. And you can count. You count the amount of times the sun comes through the cracks...It's hard to not skip to the next number before the day is over. But you do it. You get up to twenty-eight. /The ivy - sometimes has drops. They drip from the ceiling. Drip drip drip. You can just reach them with your mouth. It helps. Twenty-eight days. With no food. You wait.

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