Who’s Afraid of the Working Class?


Five plays are intertwined in one in this story of fringe dwellers, living in an age of social, economic and moral deprivation. Mostly unemployed, and politically disengaged, they work at survival.

Recently adapted into the film, Blessed.

"With intelligence, well-judged humour and the searching qualities of truly memorable theatre, the play peels away political propaganda and notions of correctness to present a candid, difficult, searing portrait of the poor and the marginalised." - Sydney Morning Herald

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  • 6 total
  • 3 female identifying, 3 male identifying
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Female | 50s | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 65

EXTRACT: Sleep. Sleep. [She touches his face. She gets up, careful not to disturb the sleeping man.] He fell at my feet. Never had a man fall at my feet before. He literally fell, at my feet, in the street. In Sydney Road. Of all the people he could have fallen in front of, he chose me. And I thought: Fuck! Why me?! I tried to get other people to help but not on your life, they weren’t going to have a bar of him or me. Probably thought he was drunk. I did. I said, get up, you silly bugger.

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