May 1937, Friedrichshafen, Germany. The elite passengers of the luxury Zeppelin Hindenburg begin their two-day trip across the Atlantic. As they settle in, travelling socialite and poetess Margaret Mather discovers that God is a female dog, she's in the freight hold, and she says that the whole ship is going to burn. One in three of those on board will be killed.

A plot to blow up the ship is uncovered, the bomb is found and defused, but destiny won't be thwarted. Mortality is inevitable: the passengers each have 34 seconds to look death in the eye and take their chances.

A good ensemble piece with lots of opportunity for character work and choreography as well as creative set design. Variable cast - includes dancers.

  • black comedy drama
  • 100
  • 24 total
  • 13 female identifying, 11 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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