a play

by Suzanna Fisher


The Glasshouse Mountains gaze across the Coral Sea in the South Pacific and they discuss what is happening to their peaceful dreaming in the lush green forests that run down to the Coral Sea. Bunyip Whispers in the Dreamtime is a story about what is happening to us on the Sunshine Coast and our impact on the environment viewed as the big picture.

Although the story has a lighthearted touch to it, the underlying message is savage and enduring, almost apocalyptic. Anna has grown up so in tune with nature that she can communicate with Bunyip, the mythological creature who verbalizes our planetary values.


Read the script
or download it in doc format.
Preface    (doc)
Chapter 1 - In The Beginning    (doc)
Chapter 2 - The Bunyip    (doc)
Chapter 3 - Glasshouse Mountains    (doc)
Chapter 4 - Bunyip Whispers    (doc)
Chapter 5 - Anna and Bunyip    (doc)
Chapter 6 - Finding Bruce    (doc)
Chapter 7 - Bruce Comes to Stay    (doc)
Chapter 8 - Gathering    (doc)


Listen to the audio
(click the link - best on broadband)
(or download: right-click and choose 'save target as')
Preface
Chapter 1 - In The Beginning
Chapter 2 - The Bunyip
Chapter 3 - Glasshouse Mountains
Chapter 4 - Bunyip Whispers
Chapter 5 - Anna and Bunyip
Chapter 6 - Finding Bruce
Chapter 7 - Bruce Comes to Stay
Chapter 8 - Gathering


Credits

Script dedication

Dominic and Sapphire McMullan Fisher.
Also Jay Justice.

Cast

These are the people performing in the
downloadable audio above, recorded at
Rob Ruger's Studio in Boreen Point, QLD and
Noosa District Community Radio 101.3 fm.

Main

Narrator - Diet Simon
Bruce - Peter Reynolds
Anna - Mary Anne Vale
Bunyip - Evelyn Thomas
Beerwah - Hinemana Johnson
Tibrogargan (Ole Tib) - Geoffrey Peckitt

Animals

Parrot - Carol Baxter
Miss Ko - Vicki O Brien
Mr. Kookaburra - Jack Schlink
(Jumping Jack Flash) Nicholson
Butcher Bird - Bridget
Wombat - Peter Young
Platypus - Liz Gaborit
Pademelon - Anita Tilly
Woylie - Jacqueline Burgess
Quoll - Tara Craig
Kingfisher - Michelle Dennis
Powerful Owl - Kenny Griffith
Wallum sedge frog - Ruby Hoad
Wallaby - John Nepal
Pigeon - Dotty Evans-Lefau
Lobby - Gale Nicholson

Crew

John Hartley, Elizabeth Esprester,
Jo Hendrie, Rob Baillie, Mark Rodriguez
and the other supportive people from
the Noosa Community Radio without whom
the production would never have been born.

Thanks also to the many other wonderful
people, too numerous to list here,
who helped make this possible.