BREAKING UP IN BALWYN – a toast to money, marriage and divorce
The world’s first play staged and set on a Melbourne riverboat, Breaking Up in Balwyn is performed as a divorce party where the audience are the best friends of housewife and socialite Samantha Hart-Byrne. They’ve been invited to help Samantha celebrate her official separation (decree nisi) from husband, Michael Byrne – a colourful businessman and gambler. The gay divorcee also seizes the opportunity to introduce her new boyfriend, independent Sydney filmmaker Nigel Davidson. Unfortunately, Michael gate-crashes the party disguised as a gorilla-gram and soon the tax squad and river police become involved as the details of his tax avoidance and money laundering schemes become shockingly clear.