Two plays with traditional songs included. Kilkenny Rose is set in gold fever times and tells of the lives of the women in the towns that existed then. Moonshine is about making illicit whisky using the recipe early Scottish settlers had brought with them. This latter is pure comedy; Kilkenny Rose has a more dramatic tone, but the women lighten the mood with their songs and dance. Kilkenny Rose has a cast of 2 men and 4 women; Moonshine may be played with a cast of 4 men and 5 women, with all but the lead character, Duncan, being doubled.
June Allen is a Life Member of Playwrights Association of New Zealand. She has an extensive background in acting and directing in Community theatre within New Zealand and Australia. Putting stories together using historical content is her forte, and she loves the singalong feel of well known songs included in the production of these plays.