Comedy with music/ Multiple characters, usually played by 4 Men, 3 Women and 1 musician/ Full Length, Two Acts
A musical comic book look at the comic book life of Australian film legend Errol Flynn from childhood in Hobart through white slave trader in New Guinea and finally to tragic Hollywood has-been.
From the Festival Times (Edinburgh): “Taken almost entirely from official records and Flynn’s own writing, the play explores the love/hate relationship Flynn had with his own screen image, and the way that he was both encouraged and condemned in it. An excellent script from Rob George does this with humour, sadness, and rage.”
– The Scotsman (Glasgow)
“Fun — a musical anti-tribute to the down-under, deep-diving lover of almost-little girls.”
– The Guardian (London)
“Rapid costume and accent changes keep the show moving across three continents and 50 years for a thoroughly enjoyable 90 minutes.”
– Festival Times (Edinburgh)”
Fascinating . . . moves at a rip-roaring pace . . . if you know nothing about Flynn, or want to know more, then this show is a must.”
– The Evening News (Edinburgh)
Amateur and professional rights:
Prospect Productions Pty Ltd.
21 Emma St.
Marino, South Australia, 5049
Playwright’s e-mail: email@example.com
About the Playwright: Rob George has had very broad experience as writer, producer, director, script editor, and actor in film, television, theatre, and radio for over 25 years.
Rob is currently in post production on a 52-minute documentary Fearless about 92 year-old playwright Julia Britton. He is also writing a documentary for Film Australia and the ABC. A new play, Lovers and Haters, which he is writing with Maureen Sherlock, is in development.
In 2005, Rob was story editor, script editor, and writer on the ABC’s AFI Award-winning Drama MDA as well as story editing and writing a French animation series, “The Odd Family,” for Timoon Animation and TF1.
Rob’s other credits include writer and producer of the family feature Selkie and he was the originating writer for the 1999 feature film, Passion, adapted from his play Percy and Rose. Passion starred Richard Roxbugh, Barbara Hershey, Claudia Karvan, and Emily Woof.
Rob’s early credits include the International Emmy Award winning family telemovie Captain Johnno which he wrote, the childrens’s TV series “Pals,” and the telemovies You And Me And Uncle Bob and Chase Through The Night which starred a young Nicole Kidman. Rob was also Head Writer on the ABC comedy series “News Free Zone.”
Rob wrote and produced the family mini-series “The River Kings,” directed by Donald Crombie. “The River Kings” has sold to most international territories and has been screened several times on the ABC and the BBC.
Rob’s theatre work includes a dozen stage plays, among them Errol Flynn’s Great Big Adventure Book for Boys, which won a Best Play Award at the Edinburgh Fringe, and the nationally acclaimed Percy and Rose about the composer Percy Grainger. Other plays include The Humble Doctor, Let’s Twist Again, Les, and Sandy Lee Live at Nui Dat. Rob’s most recent stage play, a monologue, The White Board, was produced at the Bakehouse Theatre in Adelaide in 2000.
Errol Flynn’s Great Big Adventure Book for Boys was first performed by The Stage Company, Adelaide, South Australia in 1978.