Stainless Steel Rat single work   drama  
Alternative title: Man in the Middle
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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"If we can only live once, then let it be a daring adventure that draws on all our powers." Julian Assange.

In this daring new play, simple questions are asked. Who is Julian Assange? A bogan with a modem? Or the most consequential revolutionary Australian of our time? How is it possible that a self-educated hactivist from the outskirts of Melbourne, who never finished high school, could change the world and initiate a global chess game in which Barack Obama, Dmitry Medvedev and even our own Julia Gillard are not just key players, but pieces on the board itself?

This 'wikiplay', an expose on the secrecy of government being destroyed by new concepts of technology, derives inspiration from the words of Assange himself: "Change the world... through passion, inspiration and trickery!" (Source: Showbiz website)

Production Details

  • Man in the Middle made its European premiere at Theatre503 in London, January 10-February 4 2011 and premiered at Sydney's Seymour Centre on 28 June, 2011 under the title Stainless Steel Rat.

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Works about this Work

Tales of Hope Top Nominations Tim Douglas , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 July 2012; (p. 15)
A Part to Dye For Elissa Blake , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 June 2011; (p. 32)
Assange's Grand Adventure Becomes the First Wikiplay 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 June 2011; (p. 10)
The School for Scandal Elissa Blake , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 - 26 June 2011; (p. 6-7)
'With plays opening about WikiLeaks's Julian Assange, healthcare costs and council corruption, Elissa Blake asks if newsmakers make good theatre.'
Mother Adds Human Face to Wiki Drama Bridget Cormack , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 June 2011; (p. 17)
Sex, Politics, Espionage ... But Drama of Wikileaks Founder Loses its Way in a Play within a Play John McCallum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 July 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Stainless Steel Rat Ron Elisha 2011 single work drama
Cheap Chuckles Can't Sustain Wiki-Weak Plot Jason Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 -3 July 2011; (p. 14)

— Review of Stainless Steel Rat Ron Elisha 2011 single work drama
Sex, Politics, Espionage ... But Drama of Wikileaks Founder Loses its Way in a Play within a Play John McCallum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 July 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of Stainless Steel Rat Ron Elisha 2011 single work drama
Cheap Chuckles Can't Sustain Wiki-Weak Plot Jason Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 -3 July 2011; (p. 14)

— Review of Stainless Steel Rat Ron Elisha 2011 single work drama
A Part to Dye For Elissa Blake , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 June 2011; (p. 32)
Assange's Grand Adventure Becomes the First Wikiplay 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 12 June 2011; (p. 10)
The School for Scandal Elissa Blake , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 - 26 June 2011; (p. 6-7)
'With plays opening about WikiLeaks's Julian Assange, healthcare costs and council corruption, Elissa Blake asks if newsmakers make good theatre.'
Mother Adds Human Face to Wiki Drama Bridget Cormack , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 June 2011; (p. 17)
Tales of Hope Top Nominations Tim Douglas , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 July 2012; (p. 15)
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