The Damned by Reg Cribb

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About the Play

250 kilometres apart, two 16 year-old girls walk into two police stations to make a confession. A confession of a crime so unimaginable that the full extent of what they are saying only slowly dawns on the police. And in their hometown, nothing will ever be the same again. What drives two teenage girls to commit a crime that shakes their hometown to the core and shocks the entire country?

Exploring the rural subculture of drugs, alcohol and the alienation of today’s youth, Reg Cribb weaves a disquieting tale of crime and inhumanity.

Reg Cribb has twice won the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and the W.A Premier’s Literary Award, and has also won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award. He adapted the play Bran Nue Dae for the highly successful feature film released in 2009.

“Two years ago, Reg Cribb and Andrew Lewis approached me, wanting to create a work about youth alienation in Western Australia. I was struck by their passion and immediately placed Reg under commission. The Damned is the result. I think you will be staggered by the subject matter and by Reg’s searingly insightful writing.” Kate Cherry


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Cast & Creatives

Cast includes: Wade Briggs, Sage Douglas, Claire Lovering, Polly Low, Greg McNeill, Amanda Woodhams

Director: Andrew Lewis

Set & Costume Designer: Alicia Clements Lighting Designer: Joseph Mercurio Sound Designer: James Luscombe Audio Visual Designer: Mia Holton 


“Compelling viewing, largely due to the excellent performances by three young actresses, Amanda Woodhams, Claire Lovering and Sage Douglas” ABC

“An unlovely, memorable, cautionary tale of lost lives and lives lost.” The West Australian

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