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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Brothers Wreck
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'Mob can’t survive like that, you can’t survive like that. We gotta talk to each other, as hard as it is, ’cause I guarantee you, that phone will ring and you’ll have to say goodbye again.

'This beautiful little play is about life.

'It begins with a death: on a hot morning under a house in Darwin, Ruben wakes to find his cousin Joe hanging from the rafters. What follows is the story of a family, buffeted by constant tragedy, holding itself together – as their people have done generation after generation. This play asks us: how do we deal with death? And how many other people does it take for each of us to live? Little by little, Ruben’s family brings him back from the edge.' (Production summary)

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Notes

  • Dedication:

    for Teina, Temeka,

    Rokiah, Taituha

    Jarrod, James and Slade

Production Details

  • Performed at Belvoir's Upstairs Theatre 24 May - 22 June 2014.

    Director: Leah Purcell.

    Cast: Cramer Cain, Lisa Flanagan, Rarriwuy Hick, Hunter Page-Lochard, and Bjorn Stewart.

    Set & Costume Designer: Dale Ferguson.

    Lighting Designer: Luiz Pampolha.

    Composer & Sound Designer: Brendan O’Brien.

    Stage Manager: Luke McGettigan.

    Assistant Stage Manager: Keiren Smith.


    Performed as part of Malthouse Theatre's 2018 season, 8-23 June 2018.

    Director: Jada Alberts.

    Cast: including Nelson Baker, Lisa Flanagan, Shari Sebbens, and Dion Williams.

    Set & Costume Designer: Dale Ferguson.

    Lighting Designer: Chris Petridis.

    Sound Design & Music: Kelly Ryall.


    Performed as part of the State Theatre Company of South Australia's 2018 season, 27 June - 14 July 2018 (Odeon Theatre), with the same cast and crew as above.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2014
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2014 .
      image of person or book cover 3672594145443759858.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 42p.
      ISBN: 9781925005134

Works about this Work

[Review] Brothers Wreck Ben Brooker , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 403 2018; (p. 73)
Brothers Wreck : Fighting Back against Suicide in Indigenous Communities Matthew Smith , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , June 2018;

'Acclaimed actor and playwright Jada Alberts has had enough of the scourge of suicide impacting Indigenous Australians, and she's using her words to address the issue.' (Introduction)

Suicide a Revealing Theme for Playwright Liina Flynn , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 May no. 677 2018; (p. 11)

'When one of the cousins in her family committed suicide, as the oldest of her generation, Larrakia woman Jada Alberts felt a sense of responsibility.'

Brothers Wreck Review (Belvoir Upstairs, Sydney) Lloyd Bradford Syke , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Daily Review , 5 June 2014 2014;

— Review of Brothers Wreck Jada Alberts , 2014 single work drama
'Larrakia woman and award-winning playwright Jada Alberts is young but her writing is so well-developed even at such an early stage in her career. Alberts certainly doesn’t resile from tackling the big issues; her play focusses on youth suicide, in all but the most graphic way.'
Leah Purcell on Radiance, Henry Lawson and Indigenous Theatre Benjamin Neutze , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Daily Review , 16 December 2014;
Suicide Play Aims to Get People Talking Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 May 2014; (p. 15)

— Review of Brothers Wreck Jada Alberts , 2014 single work drama
Sensitive Portrayal Finds Hope in Grieving Jason Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2014; (p. 13)

— Review of Brothers Wreck Jada Alberts , 2014 single work drama
Universal Tale of Familial Torment Delivered with Warmth and Depth John McCallum , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 May 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Brothers Wreck Jada Alberts , 2014 single work drama
Brothers Wreck Review (Belvoir Upstairs, Sydney) Lloyd Bradford Syke , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Daily Review , 5 June 2014 2014;

— Review of Brothers Wreck Jada Alberts , 2014 single work drama
'Larrakia woman and award-winning playwright Jada Alberts is young but her writing is so well-developed even at such an early stage in her career. Alberts certainly doesn’t resile from tackling the big issues; her play focusses on youth suicide, in all but the most graphic way.'
Brothers Wreck Writer Jada Alberts Elissa Blake , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 May 2014; The Age , 27 May 2014; The Canberra Times , 27 May 2014;
Leah Purcell on Radiance, Henry Lawson and Indigenous Theatre Benjamin Neutze , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Daily Review , 16 December 2014;
Suicide a Revealing Theme for Playwright Liina Flynn , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 May no. 677 2018; (p. 11)

'When one of the cousins in her family committed suicide, as the oldest of her generation, Larrakia woman Jada Alberts felt a sense of responsibility.'

Brothers Wreck : Fighting Back against Suicide in Indigenous Communities Matthew Smith , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , June 2018;

'Acclaimed actor and playwright Jada Alberts has had enough of the scourge of suicide impacting Indigenous Australians, and she's using her words to address the issue.' (Introduction)

[Review] Brothers Wreck Ben Brooker , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 403 2018; (p. 73)
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