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LAST CAB TO DARWIN

By Reg Cribb

WORLD PREMIERE...
2003

Octagon Theatre, Perth
3 - 17th April

Sydney Opera House
26th April - 24th May

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Cast & Company
Barry Otto - Max
Jacki Weaver - Dot, backpacker 2, Mrs Gratton, Diedre
Justine Saunders - Polly, Mrs Chester-Burnham
Darren Gilshenan - Reporter 4 - Broken Hill Times, Doug, Barman, Mr Stanton, Reporter 3 (scene 15)
Truckie, Afghan, Soldier
Alan Dukes - Reporter 1 - The Herald, Ces, Ted, Canadian Backpacker, Mr Pembroke, Reporter 4 (scene 15) Afghan, Stan
Kirsty Hillhouse - Reporter 3 - The Australian, Mrs Brown, GP, Fran, Backpacker 1, Mrs Stilton
Reporter 1 (scene 15), Afghan, Shirl
Steve Rodgers - Doctor, Simmo, Publican (off), Bob, Jack, Canadian Backpacker, Curly
Michael Tuahine - Reporter 2 - The Telegraph, Beano, Tilly, Shadow, Mr Speaker, Reporter 2 (scene 15)
Afghan, Sledger

Crew
Jeremy Sims - director, Pork Chop Executive Producer
Reg Cribb - writer
Mouche Phillips - producer
Andrew Raymond - designer / production manager
Darren Gilshenan - assistant director
Andrew Lake - lighting designer
Paul Charlier - composer, sound designer
Nicole Robinson - stage manager
Amelia Thomas - production co-ordinator / ASM
Kirsty Hillhouse - choreographer
Wendy McDougall - photographer

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“This is an extraordinary play put together by an extraordinary team...” POST, Western Australia, April 12 2003

“Sims shows himself has a bold director with a great eye...” Xpress Magazine, Perth, April 10 2003

"This brand new Australian play could very well be the next Cloudstreet." Daily Telegraph May 2 2003

"It's wonderful to experience such a gutsy Aussie yam" Sydney Morning Hertald 2003

"It's a masterpriece: an instant classic" Australian Financial Review 2003


‘Last Cab To Darwin’ won:
1: 2003 Patrick White Playwrights Award
2. Qld. Premiers Literary Award 2003
3. W.A Premiers Literary Award 2003 for Best Script
4. Inaugral - W.A Premiers Prize 2003
5. WA Equity Award 2003 for Best New Play

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2004 tour

7th August - 15th November Broken Hill; Orange; Glen St Theatre, Sydney; Taree; Newcastle; Hobart; Launceston; Mildura; Shepparton; Bendigo; Adelaide; Warrugal; Wollongong; Geelong; Darwin; Albury

Cast & Company
Barry Otto - Max
Jacki Weaver - Julie, Dot, Bibi - Backpacker 2, Mrs Gratton, Afghan, Diedre
Justine Saunders - Polly, Mrs Chester-Burnham
Andrew McDonell - Reporter 4 - Broken Hill Times, Dougie, Barman, Dog, Mr Stanton, Reporter 3 (scene 15)
Truckie, Afghan, Curly
Alan Dukes - Reporter 1, The Herald, Col, Ces, Ted, Canadian Backpacker, Reporter 4 (scene 15) Afghan Shadow
Kirsty Hillhouse - Reporter 3 - The Australian, Mrs Brown, GP, Fran, Jonita - Backpacker 1, Mrs Stilton
Reporter 1 (scene 15), Afghan, Shirl
Sean Taylor - Doctor, Simmo, Publican (off), Bob, Jack, Canadian Backpacker, Afghan, Mr Speaker
Michael Tuahine - Reporter 2 - The Telegraph, Beano, Tilly, Reporter 2 (scene 15), Afghan

Crew
Jeremy Sims - director, executive producer
Reg Cribb- writer
Mouche - producer
Andrew Raymond - designer
Trevor Ahearn - production manager
Sean Taylor - tour assistant director
Andrew Lake - lighting designer
Damien Cooper - lighting consultant
Paul Charlier - composer, sound designer
Nicole Robinson - stage manager
Caleb Alloway - assistant stage manager
Kirsty Hillhouse - choreographer
Wendy McDougall – photographer

Awards

The 2005 Drovers APACA Excellence in Touring
for Excellent Audience Response Touring Excellences

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