Sandra and Doug are on their honeymoon. They are mid-journey when they find themselves stranded by an airline industrial dispute. Also affected by this dispute are Arthur and Simone who theoretically are going to a conference although Arthur is gearing up for a 'dirty weekend'. The dispute escalates and the airport public address system announcements act like a Greek chorus to advance the plot. As the industrial crisis worsens so do the relationships between the characters.

The play has its emotional thread, an exploration of attitudes and values. It uses the country virtues of the newly wed Doug to contrast with the 'worldliness' of the much older and oft-married car salesman, Arthur.

  • comedy
  • 25
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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