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Fly-In Fly-Out by Robert Kronk with Howard Cassidy


THEMES: Growing up, Family, Relationships, Regional Australia, Community, Social Change
LENGTH: 90 Minutes

A funny and gritty play about growing up in a mining town, dealing with change, and serving fried chicken…


Robert Kronk and Howard Cassidy’s Fly-In Fly-Out examines universal themes through the prism of the mining boom and the influx of Fly-In Fly-Out workers in a small community.


Jenny lives in a small Queensland mining town; she’s almost finished Grade ten and is struggling to balance school, her part-time jobs, her wayward sister, her relationships and everyone’s expectations. When the charismatic Seb flies into town, Jenny’s balancing act is thrown into chaos and her world threatens to collapse around her.


Fly-In Fly-Out was commissioned by the Education Community Alliance, produced by DeBase Productions and supported by the Judith Wright Centre and ArTour with financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Fly-In Fly-Out premiered in April 2013 and toured Central Queensland.

ISBN: 978 1 921390 51 7

Additional information

Weight 0.250 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1.1 cm


"… exceptional script and cast … a heartfelt and engaging, coming-of-age comedy."


"Light-hearted and hard-hitting. A razor sharp insight into the highly-strung emotions of a FIFO household … of any household."

XS Entertainment

"Captures the complex reality of young people’s lives as they juggle school, work, relationship and families, all set in a FIFO community. You and your students will love it!…"

Debb Wall, Capalaba State College

"Our students thoroughly enjoyed the performance. In fact, they were the most animated I'd ever seen them ... the play wove many of the characteristics of our communities and the social and economic issues we encounter, brilliantly into a script that was very appealing."

Kim Wood, Clermont State High School

"Fly-In Fly-Out is energetic and fast moving with a rapid tempo that ensures full attention. The characters are instantly lovable. The themes of family, first love, grief, pressure, work/home balance are easily relatable and pose questions for students and teachers to ponder well after the show ... it set tongues wagging."

Natalie Nunan, Brisbane Bayside College

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