Justin Fleming’s work for music theatre includes libretti for Opera Australia’s Whiteley and The Merry Widow; Whiteley was nominated for the Writers’ Guild AWGIE award for Music Theatre 2020; Book and lyrics for Satango (Griffin Theatre/Riverside Theatres/Vegas Theater Company, music by Stewart D’Arrietta), The Ninth Wonder (Sydney Theatre Company), Accidental Miracles (Cameron Macintosh/STC/WAAPA), Crystal Balls (Sadler’s Wells), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Savoy Theatre & UK Tour, music by Stephen Edwards), Laid in Earth (Queensland Music Festival, score by Damian Barbeler) and Odyssey: They Came with Songs into Battle, (score by Brendan Collins.); Smithy (Gordon Frost Organisation, music by Gavin Lockley).
Plays include Hammer (Ensemble); The Cobra, Harold In Italy, The Ninth Wonder (Sydney Theatre Company); A Land Beyond the River (Bakehouse), Moliere’s Tartuffe (The Hypocrite) for Melbourne Theatre Company and The School for Wives for Bell Shakespeare’s national tour. Burnt Piano (Belvoir/Melbourne Theatre Company/Herbert Berghof Playwrights’ Theater, Centaur Theatre Montreal) won the New York New Dramatists’ Award. Coup D’Etat (Melbourne Theatre Company/Bakehouse/Western Canada Theatre) won the Banff PlayRites Residency. The Department Store and His Mother’s Voice won the Mitch Mathews Award. Origin was produced at The Art of Evolution Conference, Courtauld, London and the Art Gallery of NSW. Shellshock was commissioned by Riverside Theatres and Justin’s translations of Molière’s The Literati, The Misanthrope and The Miser were produced by Bell Shakespeare and Griffin Theatre Company. A new play, Dresden, was performed at King’s Cross Theatre, and The Scream was nominated for the Silver Gull Play Award 2020.