This political exposé takes us on a journey from a plush Brisbane hotel to the burning cane fields of Queensland and on to a crusade to Canberra.

"Nowra is an original, and prolific writer whose work always has integrity. The earth does cry in this play, though you may be laughing even at the end... This is an enjoyable, at times unnerving, and satisfying theatre experience."
- Frank McKone, Canberra Critics' Circle {{PlayboxLogo}}

  • naturalism
  • 120
  • 5 total
  • 1 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • history
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 1

EXTRACT: How do fat men do it? I'm not talking plump or a bit overweight, but really fat fuckers. You see a porker and you think - you try to stop yourself from thinking this - but you do think: how do they have sex?

Adult language, Adult themes


Male | 40s | Unspecified
Starts on page 24

EXTRACT: When I was young I walked bare foot in this soil. Across the prickles and thorns. [picking up a handful of earth] Even closing my eyes, I know this earth. I know it's smell and I know its dryness. Take a handful of this earth to your banker, get him to smell it, touch it and say "This is where seeds will grow".

Adult language, Adult themes

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