Plays

Over the last 15 years, Alex has developed a number of plays – both as solo ventures and as collaborations with other incredible Melbourne writers. You can read more below, or contact us should you wish to view a script or make a production enquiry, I’d love to hear from you.

The Pavilion (Co-written with Nick Musgrove)

Team4_press_Credit Dan Hartley AllenThe Glendale Cricket Club is on its knees. Needing a win to avoid relegation, a colourful crew of local legends rise as one to protect their summer ritual. The team, aged 16 to 60, chase a very gettable 127 runs, but as wickets tumble, tempers fray and the team’s darkest secrets are revealed.

Set inside the change room, players look towards the audience as if watching the match unfold. There are always two players ‘batting’ offstage, leaving nine on stage – but never the same nine. Despite the change-room politics, these larrikins, layabouts and wise men of Glendale enjoy a laugh and prove the value of community sport lies in the chat – not just in the bat.

Seasons:

24 February – 12 March 2011 at Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne.

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Porky Pies (Co-written with Veronica Milsom)

The Parsons Park Secondary College Class of 1998 is together again for their ten year high school reunion. There’s a mix of excitement and anxiety in the air as old friends gather and feel obliged to justify who they’ve become since school. But how far will a few white lies take them?

Seasons:

8 – 19 April 2012, Bar Lubitsch, West Hollywood, USA.
25 March – 10 April 2008, Sentido Funf, Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
26 September – 13 October 2007, Mac Daddy’s Lounge Bar, Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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Musical Chairs

Harry’s Café is home to thugs and shifty late night deals. But if you really open your eyes, there is fun to be had even in the darkest of places.

Seasons:

10 – 15 February 2009, Newtown Theatre, Sydney (Sydney Short + Sweet Festival, Top 100)

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The Final Bell

The Final Bell follows Sarah, a Year 11 student from the local high school, after the mysterious death of her mother. But who done it? The nutty teacher or the jealous classmate? The love-struck bogan or understanding boyfriend? Or is there another twist to this story. Told with heart and humour, this one-act play is perfect for a senior school cast and audience.

Seasons:

May 2010, Centralian Senior College, Alice Springs
August 2000, Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Melbourne

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