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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'Four thirteen-year-old boys dare each other to jump from a cliff into the harbour. One can't do it. He remains on stage summoning the courage to leap as scenes from the future reveal the characters at various stages of adolescence. Then one of the boys on the cliff reveals a secret power. Like the audience, Yusuf can see the future. Initially his premonitions are fun, and aim to reassure the boy who can't jump. Then a darker premonition is exposed as one of the boys' futures goes blank. How will Yusuf use this knowledge? Will anyone listen?' (Source: Australian Script Centre website).


  • Commissioned by Cranbrook School. Students of the school contributed ideas, experiences and storylines and the narrative was then developed by Murphy.

Production Details

  • World premiere produced at NIDA's Parade Playhouse, Kensington, 3-6 May 2007. Season directed by Robert Wickham.

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First known date: 2007
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    y Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 22
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