It is February 1954. In a home for pregnant and wayward girls somewhere in Australia, a group of young women are coming to terms with being hidden away because of the shame of breaking society's taboos. With little in common except their condition, the women work in the laundry, singing, arguing and laughing together under the supervision of the Sisters of Mercy. When a young Italian migrant woman arrives, tensions and prejudices surface and finally erupt just as the young Queen passes by on her Royal Visit.
Originally written as a graduation piece for acting students at QUT Academy of the Arts.
- Comedy drama with songs
- 120 minutes
- 10 female, 0 male
- Excellent ensemble piece. Cast must be able to sing.
- 16 to 18, 18+
- young adult
- Australian Script Centre