Of the Four Amigos who won a rowing bronze at the Mexico Olympics, three are still alive: Jim, an investment banker who thinks an AC after his name might legitimise a life of squalid dealing Dick, a heart surgeon, who can, if he chooses, put in a good word with the Honours Committee and Stephen, the least successful, grieving the death of his son. They and their wives come together for a two-week holiday in paradise. Sure, there's a bit of bad blood between them and a few old scores to settle, but when it all comes down to it, mates are mates, right?
David Williamsons first full-length play, The Coming of Stork, premiered at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in 1970. He went on to pen over thirty plays and become Australias most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Dons Party, The Club, Travelling North, Emerald City, Sanctuary and Brilliant Lies. He won AFI screenplay awards for Petersen, Dons Party, Gallipoli and Travelling North. He has also won eleven AWGIE Awards. He lives on Queenslands Sunshine Coast. For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of David Williamson visit the 'What I wrote' series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors. David Williamson's official website - www.davidwilliamsonplaywright. com