Saturday, 7 June 2014

Brothers Wreck

(Belvoir Street Theatre)

The latest production at Belvoir St Theatre is 'Brothers Wreck'. This short play of less than 75 minutes is set in the home of an Indigenous family in Darwin during the wet season in the north of Australia. A family member has just been found hanged and his traumatised sibling and other family members must find a way through their grief even as another family member faces death from illness.

Hunter Page-Lochard gives a mesmerising performance as a troubled young cousin. His character is the most clearly defined in the play. The other four cast members are excellent as well although their characters are sketchier by comparison.

Whilst the premise of the play is dour, relief comes with touches of humour and a hope filled conclusion.

Highly recommended.

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