Australia’s most well-known playwright, David Williamson, returns with four new plays—three comedies that demonstrate his continued skill at tapping into the zeitgeist, alongside a sweeping historical drama.

In Nearer the Gods, Williamson brilliantly recreates Sir Isaac Newton’s battle with the Royal Society to prove his astonishing universal theory of gravity.

In Sorting Out Rachel Williamson steps onto fertile ground with a social comedy about legacy, greed, entitlement and making good on past relationships.

In The Big Time best friends are put to the test in a satirical comedy set in the celebrity world of TV, film and theatre.

In Odd Man Out a couple navigate the emotional terrain of a new relationship, which turns out to be less typical than either of them expect.

‘Australia’s most enduringly popular social comedy writer. [His work is] keenly observant and satirical.’—Sydney Morning Herald

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