"Insouciance" is a family saga about the love that binds a maniacal mother, her anxiety-ridden husband and their long-suffering son. This is a powerful play, both comedic and compassionate, written in Dickins' distinctive style. (2 male, 1 female). "The Prodigal Son" is about the homecoming of an adult son, and the strange affections that survive the more difficult family histories. (2 male, 1 female).
Shortlisted for Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Louis Esson Prize for Drama 2002.
Barry Dickins and Jack Hibberd