Event Ship of Fools
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Venue Anthill Theatre, South Melbourne, VIC
First Date 23 March 1988
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description It is 1492. The enterprising town council of Basle decides to get rid of its unwanted human flotsam by putting them on an uncharted journey down the Rhine. But look again. It is 1992, and an enterprising government in Australia decides to put its unemployed on a bus and send them out into the sticks to perform good deeds in a 'works for the dole' incentive. Out of these parallel stories writer Andrew Bovell and Melbourne's Whistling in the Theatre have woven an exciting pair of parallel tales.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Subjects Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
Jane Allen Actor
Gabby Brennan Actor
Polly Croke Actor
Peter Freund Actor
Tom Gutteridge Actor
Margaret Mills Actor
Paul Monaghan Actor
Bob Pavlich Actor
Tom Gutteridge Composer
Peter Long Designer
Robert Draffin Director
Andrew Bovell Playwright
Owen Smith Production Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Written in collaboration with members of Whistling in the Theatre.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian Theatre Record March 1988
Data Reviewed By Tom Gutteridge (TomGutteridge) on 20 October 2016
Event Identifier 97246