Full Length Plays

The Yellow Wave

Based on the 19th century novel by Kenneth Mackay, The Yellow Wave is an absurdly comic, subversive take on an epic romance of post colonial Australia.

2M
1F
75 min (run time)

Premiere Production :

2015
The Butterfly Club
Poppy Seed Festival/15 Minutes from Anywhere
directed by Beng Oh
Set & costume design : Emily Collett
Lighting design : Matthew Barber
with  Keith Brockett, John Marc Desengano & Andrea McCannon

Reviews :

"Quite simply, this show is brilliant from start to finish. Hilarious dialogue, fantastic characterisations, stunning executed physical comedy.
Glam Adelaide - Full Review

"The direction by Beng Oh and writing by Jane Miller is superb."
Theatre People - Full Review

"Don't miss it." 
Stage Whispers - Full Review

Cuckoo

Mel and Leo are happy. Or so they think until a young man appears one night at their front door.

3M
1F
85 min (run time)

Premiere Production :

2015
fortyfivedownstairs
15 Minutes from Anywhere
directed by Alice Bishop
Set & costume design : Kelsey Henderson
Lighting design : Bronwyn Pringle
with Natalie Carr, David Kambouris, Matthew Molony, Samuel Russo

Reviews :

"a structure that builds the tension like a Jenga tower..."
Aussie Theatre - Full Review

"Everything about this play works"
Theatre Press  - Full Review

"an intriguing work from a playwright to watch"
The Age - Full Review

Motherfucker

A retelling of the story of Oedipus.

4M
3F
75 min (run time)

Preview the Script:  Motherf*#cker extract (45 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2014
La Mama
15 Minutes from Anywhere
directed by Beng Oh
Set & costume design : Emily Collett
Lighting design : Matthew Barber
with Keith Brockett, Iliana Contos, Troy Larkin, Tania Lentini, Annie Lumsden, Stephania Pountney, Antony Talia

Reviews :

"...bold, loud, abrasive and playful..."
The Age - Full Review

 

True Love Travels on a Gravel Road

Maggie dreams of going to Graceland. Jake dreams of taking her there

3M
3F
90 min (run time)

Recipient 2011 RE Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Award

Preview the Script: True Love Travels on a Gravel Road - extract (73 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2013
fortyfivedownstairs
15 Minutes from Anywhere
directed by Beng Oh
Set & costume design : Christina Logan-Bell
Lighting design : Andy Turner
Sound design: Timothy Bright
with Chris Broadstock, Marnie Gibson, Emily Goddard, David Kambouris, Elizabeth McColl & Glenn van Oosterom

Reviews :

"I laughed out loud at the cleverly handled banter, heightened caricature and ludicrous comedy."
The Age - Full Review

"Miller has the remarkable ability to capture the language of her characters"
Australian Stage - Full Review

"The key to this work succeeding (and it does) is the skilful collaboration of writer Jane Miller and director Beng Oh."
Theatre Press - Full Review

Happily Ever After

Sometimes the fairytale life you were hoping for isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ben wants a child, Chloe wants forgiveness, Dave wants to close the deal and Lizzie doesn’t know what she wants.

2F
2M
80 min (run time)

Preview the script - Happily Ever After (71 downloads)

Premiere Production :

2010
La Mama
15 Minutes from Anywhere
directed by Beng Oh
Set & costume design : Emily Collett
Lighting design : Matthew Barber
with H. Clare Callow, Mike Frencham, Marnie Gibson & Paul David Goddard

Reviews :

"This is theatre that wakes your heart up..." 
Aussie Theatre - Full Review

"...intelligently layered...
The Age - Full Review