GLOUCESTER STREET

by Rebecca Lister

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GLOUCESTER STREET

by Rebecca Lister

Set in an ordinary street in an ordinary Australian city, Gloucester Street tells the story of a small group of people: an aging couple who have lived in the same house all their married lives; a single mother with five children; a busybody shop keeper; an isolated young man; three people trying to make their share house work; a lonely single woman; a couple of runaways hiding out in the squat.

The only thing they have in common is their desire to call the terrace houses of Gloucester Street home... So when the mayor and his business associates decide to tear down the terraces in order to build a new high-rise residential building, the welfare of the residents is suddenly at stake.

Originally written for the Hepburn Shir's 'No Place Like Home' community youth arts project, Gloucester Street has a large cast for predominantly young actors (aged 12—18) and is an opportunity for an innovative set design and a variety of music and rap.

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