By David Williamson
Directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till
'Unpredictable. That’s part of my charm.'
David Williamson’s The Removalists is a darkly funny piece that addresses the abuse of power and its cyclical nature.
Social norms may have shifted, but not much has really changed since the play was written. Mateship still reigns supreme. This play is both a mirror to Australian society of the 1970s and a stark reminder of the work that remains to be done to fully protect those in vulnerable positions from those in power.
Through a narrative seething with violence and abuse of authority – and flashes of comedy – The Removalists is back to ask the question: ‘have the actual values of mainstream Australian culture really changed?’
We see the metaphorical spotlight shift onto the average Australian and their responsibility to help break the cycle.
14–15, 19, 21, 23 June, 7.45pm
22 June, 1pm
NIDA Theatres, Playhouse
Featuring NIDA final year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance.
The Removalists is playing as part of our Student Productions June 2018 season.