Claire is in her old age, but you wouldn't know it. She sees herself so differently from her children, who have grown up to be mean and full of bile. The children descend upon the family home like carrion dogs to deal with the matter of their ageing mother once and for all. They have come to tear Claire and her world to pieces and feast upon the remains of her life and home. However, Claire has prepared a surprise party for them of Gothic proportions.
Urban Dingoes is darkly comic, with a macabre twist at the end. Exorcism of the living, not the dead, an expiation of memory, and attachment are all explored in this deeply poetic play that continues the author's examination of the familial and cultural inheritances embedded in the Australian psyche.