Event Stuff Happens
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Venue York Theatre (Seymour Centre), Chippendale, NSW
First Date 21 July 2005
Opening Date 21 July 2005
Last Date 21 August 2005
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description On April 11, 2003, while Baghdad was being pillaged in the aftermath of invasion, the American Secretary of Defense held a press conference at which he said "Stuff happens... it's untidy, and freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things."
David Hare takes Donald Rumsfeld's comments as the starting point for his odyssey into the heart of the reasons for the invasion of Iraq. Transcripts from articles and press conferences are fused with real dialogue collected in personal interviews.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Political
Name Function Notes
Paul Bertram Actor
Wayne Blair Actor
Peter Carroll Actor
Ralph Cotterill Actor
Russell Dykstra Actor
John Gaden Actor
Victoria Haralabidou Actor
George Henare Actor
Russell Kiefel Actor
Rebecca Massey Actor
Pip Miller Actor
Rhys Muldoon Actor
Leah Purcell Actor
Kenneth Ransom Actor
Hazem Shammas Actor
Greg Stone Actor
Sandy Winton Actor
Tommy Murphy Assistant Director
Alan John Composer
Jennifer Irwin Costume Designer
John Higgins Dialect Coach
Neil Armfield Director
Damien Cooper Lighting Designer
David Hare Playwright
Brian Thomson Set Designer
Jeremy Silver Sound Designer
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Australian premiere.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Flyer PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme Mark Gogoll
Event Identifier 65629