In this new age of materialism what have you sold to get ahead? Your dreams? Your relationships? Your soul?

'SOLD' is set in a world where mortgage insecurity is the norm, relationships are contracted out, and intimacy is relegated to the too-hard basket. Anthony, Hilary, Stan, Jen and Mandy each work in real estate. They struggle with their own emotional lives, trying to 'make it all work' - at the same time they are all after the big sale. What have they each relinquished to be a player in a world where money spells success - where positive thinking is the new religion?

A bitingly funny and acerbic look at real estate, relationships and run-away failure!

'"Sold" is new Australian theatre, rich in theatrical imagination and thematic substance.' Mark Hopkins, Sydney Morning Herald

'Miller's writing is immediate, and the emotional dilemmas of the characters feel real. While "Sold" is set in what is ubiquitously termed "Howard's Australia", complete with white picket fences, it is without the contempt for the people behind those fences that often follows.' Vibewire

'"Sold" is a gently satirical, human and occasionally poignant play.' Jason Blake, Sun-Herald

  • realistic drama
  • 95
  • 6 total
  • 3 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 46

EXTRACT: I can't stop thinking about the girl. I kept thinking about her smell and the way she walked. How she liked me. How lovely it was to be with her. Then I'd remember this look she gave me when she stood next to the bed fumbling to get her clothes back on in front of this angry, laughing little audience, and I feel so bad for her. And I feel like the most pathetic scum, the creepiest man alive. There she was with this look of pure humiliation and pain.I emailed her for weeks - she never replied..


Female | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 55

EXTRACT: And then someone opens the door, all of a sudden. It's him, David, he's standing there staring at me. I'm sitting here in this dark, windowless room and it takes him a few seconds ... "Oh shit sorry" he says and he slams the door shut. The look on his face, one of sheer horror.And I don't say or do anything. I just sit there. I think of what Morrie the Mover would suggest I do in this situation, but there's nothing!


Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 72

EXTRACT: ..and I remember thinking "no way can I get sprung in a house during a liaison again", and laughing to myself "Gary will absolutely boot me if he finds out, no fucking doubt about it". So I get my gear off, and I'm struggling with her skirt, and we're starting to get things moving when she just goes all limp. Then she starts retching like a wild animal. My first stupid fucking thought was "Oh shit no not the carpet". And I turn her on her side and I see the needle.

Adult themes, Adult language

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