It’s Toby Ackland’s birthday party down near the surf club—and that should mean heaps of grog, drugs and good clean fun. But by the morning a young girl is dead—raped by three boys and bashed with a rock.
BLACKROCK was written by award-winning Australian playwright Nick Enright, famous for his stage works such as A Man With Five Children, Cloudstreet, The Boy From Oz and the Academy Award-nominated screenplay, Lorenzo’s Oil. Adapted from the original 1992 play A Property of the Clan which was inspired by the murder of Leigh Leigh in Stockton. BLACKROCK won the AWGIE Award for best play in 1996 and was developed into a feature film in 1997.
White Box Theatre is proud to present this Australian classic. BLACKROCK was confronting when it premiered in 1995 and its power has only amplified in the ensuing decades. Nick Enright’s play is a stunning exploration of Australian youth culture, our viewing of women in society and what it is to be a ‘man’.
Contains adult content and themes.
Director: Kim Hardwick
Set & Costume Design: Isabel Hudson
Lighting & Vision Design: Martin Kinnane
Cast includes Kate Cheel, Sam Delich, Lucy Heffernan,Tessa James, Gautier Pavlovic-Hobba.
EDUCATION INFORMATION & BOOKING
TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY MATINEE PERFORMANCES ARE LIMITED. You are still able to join our wait list.
Q&A to follow each weekday matinee performance.
Tickets: School groups $25 (one teacher free per 20 students, additional teachers at student price)
Suitable for Years 10 – 12 (Stage 5 – 6)
Teacher’s resource kits will be available on confirmation of booking.