Currency Press was founded by Katharine Brisbane, then national theatre critic for The Australian, and her husband Philip Parsons. The company began in 1971 as a play publishing service but its scope has broadened well beyond that. You'll find a huge range of titles from Currency's catalogue here at AustralianPlays.org, the following is a selection of those that have earned a place as a classic in our dramatic canon.
Set in the Australian summer of 1967-1968 the play commences with a school performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Shakespearean themes of suffering and reconciliation persist as three families on separate holidays are united during a fierce storm. British immigrants...
An epic play about two young hikers who accidentally discover a lost community deep in the forests of Tasmania. Lost in time, the group clashes with the culture of modern Australia, with tragic consequences.
|SPEAKING IN TONGUES by Andrew Bovell||add to cart|
|THE GHOSTS TRILOGY by Janis Balodis||add to cart|
|WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING by Andrew Bovell||add to cart|
|THE SEASON AT SARSAPARILLA by Patrick White||limited|
|SUMMER OF THE SEVENTEENTH DOLL (NEW EDITION) by Ray Lawler||add to cart|
|THE CHAPEL PERILOUS by Dorothy Hewett||add to cart|
|THE TOUCH OF SILK by Betty Roland||add to cart|
|DON'S PARTY by David Williamson||add to cart|