From ABC North Queensland:
It's 1942. The men have gone to war and the women of a small Australian town called Warrabadanga rally together to... make biscuits ?
Townsville's Little Theatre's first production of 2010 is Dinkum Assorted.
Set against the backdrop of the Second World War, the play centres on the women who work in Jamieson's biscuit factory and the plan they are cooking up to save their jobs and keep their group together.
It also addresses the issues of isolation and uncertainty that those left behind by the war were facing.
Director Karen Vane says she was keen to present the human stories of war.
"A lot of the battle stories have been told, but when Linda Aronson wrote this for instance there was a great dearth of stories about the other people, the people who stayed at home".
Dinkum Assorted is bright, cheerful and musical, but Ms Vane says behind the upbeat Aussie larrikinism, there's a real poignancy to the play.
"Interspersed with that are stories about (little touches about) the fact that they are without their men and some of them they don't know where their men are".
The season of Dinkum Assorted starts on Wednesday the 7th of April.