June Matthews, an ex-dancer, and her history professor husband, Stephen, return to her grandmother’s large stone house by the sea immediately after the publication of Stephen’s latest, and most controversial book. June finds the skeleton of what turns out to be a 14-year-old Irish servant girl, Lizzie, from the previous century. Who is she, and what does she mean to June?

Winner of the 2001 Griffin Award

"Yields the shadows of the country’s fraught colonial inheritance…fascinating and beautifully written." Laura Ginters, Review

"A true gem…starkly written, highly nuanced incendiary experience, not to be missed." Katrina Schwarz, Drum Media

  • drama
  • 95
  • 5 total
  • 3 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • history
  • 18+
  • adult, young adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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