Darkroom is an exploration into the painful process of reconciliation between a homophobic father and his gay son. When Richard's lover dies, Arthur, the retired butcher, invades his photographer son's emotional darkroom, hoping to provide some measure of comfort. He is aided in his quest by Daniel, Richard's amiable friend and boss, his deceased wife Magenta and Merlin, the large black cat he brings with him.

  • drama
  • 100
  • 4 total
  • 1 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • young adult, teen
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | 50s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 28

EXTRACT: Visitors' room, they call it: a converted corridoor with cold linoleum floors, and flowers over there from the room of a woman who died yesterday. Never mind, its what I wanted - no more tubes and needles. They let you die at your own pace here. Did you bring the cognac?

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