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It’s Toby Ackland’s birthday party down near the surf club—and that should mean heaps of grog, drugs and good clean fun. But by the morning a young girl is dead—raped by three boys and bashed with a rock.
Who is responsible? The boy? The girl? Or the whole town.
Blackrock is an intimate and strongly shaped human drama which examines the social forces behind the impulse to violence in individual lives.
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NICK ENRIGHT (1950–2003) trained for the theatre at New York University School of Arts after early experience in Australia including with Nimrod and MTC. He was an actor, director and teacher as well as a writer. His plays include
On the Wallaby, Daylight Saving, St James Infirmary, Mongrels, A Property of the Clan, The Quartet from Rigoletto, Blackrock, Good Works, Spurboard and
A Man with Five Children. With Justin Monjo he adapted Tim Winton's
Cloudstreet for the stage. He has also written for film and television, including co-writing with George Miller the screenplay for
Lorenzo's Oil which was nominated for an Oscar. He has written a number of musicals including
The Venetian Twins and
Summer Rain with composer Terence Clarke. He wrote the book for the Australian production of
The Boy From Oz. Among many awards were two Green Room Awards for Best Play, and four Gold AWGIE Awards, the 1998 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award and the NSW Premiers' Special Award.
As well as being a prolific writer, Nick was a noted acting teacher, particularly at NIDA and WAAPA.
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