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Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset by Stephen Carleton

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THEMES: Colonisation, Racism, National Identity, Multiculturalism

CHARACTER AGES: 18+

Length
LENGTH: 2 Hours
Target Audience
TARGET AUDIENCE: Senior Years
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
   PLAYWRIGHT: Stephen Carleton
$ 23.95
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 It is 1899 and only the resolve of Lady Constance Drinkwater has kept the Far North Queensland settlement of Somerset from crumbling. Beset by storms, ill-luck and a mysterious disease that has killed all but two of Constance’s children, it is the arrival of strangers - anthropologist Professor Cornelius Crabbe and his companion, Mr Hop Lee - that sets in motion the final catastrophic days of Somerset.

Stephen Carleton’s award-winning play is a post-colonial melodrama, hilarious and sad in equal measure, and a proud addition to the growing genre of Australian Gothic.

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"One of the best new plays to come out of this state in recent years and one that is not to be missed." - ABC Brisbane

"Stephen Carleton’s award-winning piece presents a uniquely Australian gothic allegory that is unapologetically retrospective." - Sydney Stage Online

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First performed in full by the Queensland Theatre Company and opened at the Bille Brown Studio in July 2006. Also produced at Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney.

ISBN 908156987

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