Probably the only play in the world written for a cast of fifteen women and a nanny goat, Dinkum Assorted is a wild comedy with music and tap dancing, set alongside some thought-provoking stories about women striving for personal and professional freedom.
Set in an Australian country town biscuit factory during World War II the play shows how the all-female cast factory workers fight to save the factory, run a ‘Mum’s Army’ Civil Defence Unit, put on a show for the War Effort – and cope with the fact that two thousand US airmen have just been stationed outside town.
Portraying the hilarious and poignant adventures of women working in a biscuit factory in remote North Queensland during World War II. Dinkum Assorted offers fifteen female artists the opportunity to laugh, cry, sing, tap dance and ride a motorbike around stage as they plot to save Australia’s iconic biscuit, become air raid wardens, put on a show for two thousand American airmen, and kidnap Rita the goat, the regimental mascot.
Dinkum Assorted was a success from its opening night at the Sydney Opera House and has for many years been a perennial favorite with professional and amateur companies across Australia because of its many fine parts for women.
Dinkum Assorted is published by Currency Press and can be purchased via bookshops, online book sites or by contacting Currency Press direct.
Performance rights and fees for Dinkum Assorted are dealt with by
Curtis Brown Australia
61 2 9331 5301, 61 2 9361 6161 fax 61 2 93603935
Praise for Dinkum Sorted
‘Uproariously funny. A triumph. Plainly going to be a big, big hit.’
Kevin Sadleir 2GB
‘You will love every minute of it’
‘Very, very funny’
Susan Bredow Daily Telegraph
‘Rare moments of comedy that unite an audience in helpless laughter’
‘Belly laughs galore. The cast performs marvellously’.
Alison Cotes, Courier Mail
‘Dinkum Assorted is a marvellous musical comedy that moves along at a fine pace with moments that poignant in their irony.’