Deckchair Theatre presents
THE FREMANTLE CANDIDATE
19 Jul — 5 Aug 2012, 7:30
PICA, James St, Northbridge
How hard would you fight to keep your dreams alive?
“I should have been on a barricade, waving the old red rag for the abolition of money power and the bloody death of capitalism. Was it always a lost cause?”
From multi-award winning WA playwright Ingle Knight (Taking Liberty), comes the previously untold story of the toughest battle in the life of one of Australia’s greatest Prime Ministers.
Witness backroom wheeling and dealing in this engrossing political thriller as John Curtin fights Labor Party hacks and personal demons to reclaim his ideals and secure his future.
Set against the background of what seemed like the imminent collapse of the entire global economic system, The Fremantle Candidate is a witty and heart-warming story of a man rising from the ashes to start again.
Set & Costume Designer Fiona Bruce
Composer Ash Gibson-Greig on his composition.
Director Chris Bendall on developing a new Australian play.
Actor Geoff Kelso on playing Walter Murdoch.
Actor Christie Sistrunk on Elsie Curtin’s character.
Actor Steve Turner on playing the great man himself.
Playwright Ingle Knight on writing The Fremantle Candidate.
Ash Gibson Greig
Benj D'Addario, James Hagan, Geoff Kelso, Igor Sas, Christie Sistrunk and Steve Turner
Proudly supported by The Craig Mostyn Group