Birthday Girl

Five short plays about men preparing to celebrate their partner's birthday.


01* April In Ljubljana20060717

Five short plays about men preparing to celebrate their partner's birthday.

By Dominic Power.

A woman plans to mark her birthday by enjoying a break in Ljubljana, alone.

Unfortunately her commitment-hungry younger boyfriend has other ideas.

April....Amanda Root

Murray....Jamie Ballard

Driver....Tomaz Slivnik

Director Pam Fraser Solomon

02Gas And Hot Air20060718

By Stuart Morris.

Ryan and Judy love adventure, so a ride in a hot air balloon seems the ultimate birthday gift - until Judy goes into labour 1000ft above the ground.

Ryan....Stuart Mcloughlin

Judy....Kananu Kirimi

Hen....Elizabeth Bell

Director Pam Fraser Solomon

03* The Birthday Gift20060719

By Anji Loman-Field.

Jonny is on a gap year in Cambodia.

He is miserable about spending his birthday far away from home until he discovers that his new friend, Amara, has never had a birthday.

Jonny....Ben Crowe

Amara....Tina Chiang

Director Pam Fraser Solomon

04* Dark Corners20060720

By Anji Loman-Field.

It's Haley's birthday and she wants a special present from her husband; she wants him to talk to her, to tell her where he has gone to and to find out if there is any hope for them.

Hayley....Natasha Pyne

Geoff....Kim Wall

Jodie....Alex Tregear

Director Pam Fraser Solomon

05 LASTThe Birthday Princess20060721

By Tanika Gupta.

Munera is seriously ill.

Her husband Nazim wants to celebrate her approaching birthday while they still can, but Munera is ready to fade away.

So, Nazim struggles to fulfil his wife's wishes while stifling his own.

Munera....Shaheen Khan

Nazim....Vincent Ebrahim

Graham....Geoffrey Beevers

Director Pam Fraser Solomon