by Angus Cerini


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by Angus Cerini

"Girls, I think your father's dead. I knocked his knees out. I conked his head. I shot that house clown in the neck."

In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house - with a crack in the shins and a bullet in the neck. The only issue now is disposing of the body.

Triggered into thrilling motion by an act of revenge, The Bleeding Tree is rude, rhythmical and irreverently funny. Imagine a murder ballad blown up for the stage, set against a deceptively deadly Aussie backdrop, with three fierce females fighting back.

With his brutal, and brutally funny, wordplay, Angus Cerini won the 2014 Griffin Award for The Bleeding Tree.

This title appears in:

AWGIE Stage Award (2016 winner)

David Williamson Award for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre (2016 winner)

Helpmann Award for Best Play (2016 winner)

Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting (2014 winner)

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