A tattle tale in one act, even sporting a moral.
The pair are brought bound and gagged before the Talls reteller to get them out of their infectious misery before they contaminate the whole community. Of course, he has the perfect shaggy dog for them… that of the tale of the monkey and the half-goddess. As obvious as it might seem, at the core of their miserableness is not just being hitched to each other, nor being New Zealanders, but the mutual dislike for the taste of bananas. How they are cured of this and brought out of their contagious misery is nothing short of a filthy-arsed thievery on either part, as any once-upon-a-time king could have told them.
Adapted from the author’s own ‘The 1001 Lankan Nights’ (not ‘The 1001 Arabian Nights’).
- 20 minutes
- 1 female, 2 male
- plus some 'shadow players'
- Australian Script Centre