A young policeman’s first day on duty becomes a violent and highly charged initiation into law enforcement. Remarkable for its blend of boisterous humour and horrifying violence, the play has acquired a reputation as a classic statement on Australian authoritarianism. Also available in Plays of the 70s Volume 1.
To listen to David Williamson talking about the play in Currency’s Not in Print Podcast series, click here.
Cue the Chorus is a series of critical responses by Australian playwrights to classic Australian plays, offering insights and personal responses. To read Van Badham’s response to The Removalists, click here.