Dead Men’s Trousers


For half-dotty Ruby, the death of her husband means the death of everything. Comedy and tragedy dance together as her eldest daughter plans to dump her in a home a demolish her house for apartments. Her son fights for the lion's share, believing their father's missing Will left everything to him. Her youngest daughter is ready to turn the cake knife on herself and bleed to death on the toilet floor. To challenge the unbearable Ruby learns how to summon uncanny powers. Tumultuous hidden feelings are unleashed, unravelling the family's history of lies and punishment and opening possibilities for love.

  • surreal comedy drama with puppetry
  • 120
  • 5 total
  • 3 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 18+, 8 to 12, 12 to 16
  • adult, all ages, children
  • Australian Script Centre


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