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 and is a key work in the study of Australian drama.
1972 AWGIE Award - Best Stage Play and Best Script.
DAVID WILLIAMSON’s first full-length play, The Coming of Stork, premiered at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in 1970. He went on to pen over thirty plays and become Australia’s most successful playwright. His plays have been produced throughout Australia and internationally. A number of his stage works have been adapted for the screen, including The Removalists, Don’s Party, The Club, Travelling North, Emerald City, Sanctuary and Brilliant Lies.
He won AFI screenplay awards for Petersen, Don’s Party, Gallipoli and Travelling North. He has also won eleven AWGIE Awards.
He lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
|Year Level||Year 12|
|Subject||Creative Arts, Drama, English|