One Long Night in the Land of Nod is an explosive, black comedy that cuts to the heart of brotherhood.

Kane, a lawyer from the city, under personal and financial duress, returns to the family sheep station after ten years away. There his father lies dying of leukaemia, and his resentful younger brother, Aaron, awaits him.

A bitter battle over the family property ensues, spanning one long night. This is a gritty, poetic retelling of Cain and Abel—a violent collision of land, greed, and familial obligation—with an unexpected twist.

"Sharp, tight and finely balanced... Graham has drawn characters and relationships which are unnervingly credible."—Samella Harris, Adelaide Advertiser

  • naturalistic black comedy/drama
  • 70
  • 2 total
  • 2 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: ..I had this sudden thing. I don't know, guess I didn't care any more. Picked this beer bottle up off the floor of the car, smashed it and gave it to him and I was yelling at him: Kill me you fucker! Go on, fuckin' kill me! And for a second I could see he wanted to. His eyes went weird. I really thought he would. Ohh I know he wanted to. I know. But then he dropped it and started crying. Can you believe that? I fuckin handed it to him on a plate and he started crying.

Adult themes, Adult language

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