Thrown to Earth single work   drama   - Three acts
Alternative title: Undiscovered Country
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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Set in WW2 Wollongong, Thrown to Earth relates the clash of class values and culture between the war-era working- and middle-class. A ragged repertory theatre troupe recruit "manpowered" girls from the local munitions factory to star in their production of Thomas Poole's Hamlet travesty. As the fading British thesps and their hangers-on try to stay one step ahead of the scandals that pursue them, the factory girls grapple with the deprivation and grind of working-class life. The collaboration between the two groups offers escape for the girls and protection for the company, but this relationship is shattered by the ghost of 16 year old girl who died the day the troupe entered town.


  • Former title: Undiscovered Country

Production Details

  • Commissioned graduation production 1997 University of Wollongong Faculty of Creative Arts

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Last amended 25 Sep 2008
  • Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,
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