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BULLY BOY @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE KINGS CROSS

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A Night of Play is currently presenting the Australian premiere production of BULLY BOY by playwright Sandi Toksvig. BULLY BOY embodies all the brutal reality and tragedy of a soldier’s life under investigation for committing murder on the battlefield in Afghanistan, by killing an enemy combatant, an eight year old boy carrying a grenade. Jaymie Knight is Major Oscar Hadley, the army investigator. Patrick Cullen is Private Eddie Clark, the frontline soldier, a member of the battlefield team known as THE BULLY BOYS.

Truth is never a part of a wartime murder investigation, and the army investigator is not at anytime interested in serving the truth. History is always re-written by the winners to mirror the required point of view. As expected the army has already decided that Private Eddie Clark is guilty, and has to be the scapegoat. The damage done to all sides is very evident, war is hell, and in modern warfare, all ethical standards disappear. Continue reading BULLY BOY @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE KINGS CROSS

BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES @ New Theatre NEWTOWN

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Featured pic- Nick Rowe as Bilko and Vincent Andriano as Carl Jackson

“We fight. We win. We burn your land. We fight. We win. We carry on.”

When you see their wretched Union Jack flag, you know that BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES embodies all the brutal reality of a soldier’s life.  We follow disenfranchised, hot-blooded Carl Jackson’s dramatic journey, from his need to escape from Blackpool, England to becoming fully trained and ultimately sent as a sniper to the killing-fields on the front-line in Afghanistan.

Many Australian soldiers also followed suit and  made that journey to the horror of the front-line in Afghanistan.        Continue reading BRITANNIA WAVES THE RULES @ New Theatre NEWTOWN