Kate Badino and her kids are about to go off camping. But at the last minute, Kate, an archaeologist, gets a call to take over an urgent excavation of a house in the Rocks. This is no ordinary building, it was the home of the children's great-great grandmother Molly, who as a little girl lost some magic marbles there. The next scenes take us back to the colonial world of this Irish migrant girl and the colourful characters of the Rocks. In the end Kate finds the marbles at the dig. But are they really magic? (Variable cast. 9 roles - 4F, 5M)
'...captures life in The Rocks for a poor family with authenticity...a production that takes on serious themes honestly and makes them funny without trivialising them.' Suzanne Kowalski, Newsmonth, May 3, 2001

  • period comedy drama
  • 55
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • all ages, children, teen
  • Australian Script Centre


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