The Man From

By Dorothy Hewett
Director Wesley Enoch

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 1 Apr – 17 May 2009

    This is musical comedy and wheatbelt Shakespeare rolled into one, bursting with sunlight and song, revelling in darkness, peopled with a rabble of broken-down vaudevillians, lingerie salesmen and war heroes.

    The Man from Mukinupin is one of Australia’s great theatrical creations from one of our great poets and ratbags, Dorothy Hewett. In dusty Mukinupin, Jack Tuesday loves Polly Perkins and Polly loves Jack. But when night comes it’s Touch Of The Tar who tickles Jack’s drunken fancy. Through this double-Mukinupin, by day and night, Hewett gives us a twin vision of black and white Australia clinging together for all we’re worth.

    Wesley Enoch and the great Kerry Walker mucked up big time in this special 30th anniversary production of Hewett’s full-throated glorification of our dark side.


    By Dorothy Hewett
    Director Wesley Enoch
    Musical Director Alan John
    Set & Costume Designer Richard Roberts
    Lighting Designer Rachael Burke
    Choreographer Jack Webster
    Music Arrangements Alan John
    Sound Designer Steve Francis
    Sound Operator Jeremy Silver
    Stage Manager Mark Lowrey
    Assistant Stage Manager Joshua Sherrin
    Vocal Coach Nicole Alexander
    Fight Choreographer Kyle Rowling


    Craig Annis
    Suzannah Bayes-Morton
    Lillian Crombie
    Max Gillies
    Alan John
    Valentina Levkowicz
    Amanda Muggleton
    David Page
    Kerry Walker
    Daryl Wallis

    Production images by Heidrun Lohr


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