Wollongong Workshop Theatre’s latest offering, The Removalists is still as relevant today as it was when it first played in 1971.
The David Williamson play set in 1970’s Melbourne, tells the story of manipulation, corruption and violence through the eyes of Constable Neville Ross.
‘’Violence still permeates Australian society, from the actions of sporting figures, to police corruption, to high levels of domestic violence. For these reasons, The Removalists remains as relevant to Australian audiences,’’ director David Lester said.
Lester said WWE hoped the play opens some doors into conversations about domestic violence and other topics that people deem too taboo to talk about in open.
Wollongong Workshop Theatre will donate a percentage of the profits from The Removalists to the Wollongong Women’s Information Service.
‘’This is our way of helping them continue the great work they do in our region to assist women and families in crisis,’’ producer Troy Lester said.
The Removalists runs from July 21 to August 5. Tickets available at Trybooking or on 0431 875 721.
Any school wishing to see the show can call the bookings line to receive $15 tickets for the class to attend the show.
‘’We want to give the students as much insight into the show as possible, so we’ve decided to do a Q&A session with the cast and crew after the matinee on Sunday, July 31,’’ David Lester said.