Best Australian Plays

Best Australian Plays

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This is a list of the best Australian plays as chosen by Stage Milk. It is a subjective list based on a range of factors including popularity, influence on Australian theatre, craftsmanship and story structure. If you wish to give your opinion on this list of best Australian plays or make any recommendations, please leave us a comment or send us an email. We are open to being swayed by popular demand.

If you have stumbled upon this list and have never read an Australian play please track down one of these great plays and have a read! Australian plays are raw, lively and intense. And though the language can sometimes take some getting use to they are a worthwhile read.

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    Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

    Ray Lawler 

  • When the Rain Stops Falling
    When the Rain Stops Falling

    Andrew Bovell 

  • The Boys
    The Boys

    Gordon Graham

  • A Hard God
    A Hard God

    Peter Kenna

  • The Kid
    The Kid

    Michael Gow

  • Summer of the Aliens
    Summer of the Aliens

    Louis Nowra

  • Cloudstreet

    Nick Enright and Justin Monjo

  • Away

    Michael Gow

  • Blackrock

    Nick Enright

  • Who’s Afraid of the Working Class?
    Who's Afraid of the Working Class?

    Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas and Irine Vela



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