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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Kill the Messenger
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Kill the Messenger is a funny and shocking tell-all from a true maverick.

Production Details

  • First performed 18 February 2014.

    Cast: Nakkiah Lui

    Set Designer: Ralph Myers

    Director: Anthea Williams

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2014
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2015 .
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      Note/s:
      • Published 1 March 2015
      ISBN: 9781925210415
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Funding Stories by, for, about Women (and One Man’s Sexuality) Emily Ritchie , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 July 2016; (p. 14)
'The film industry is a new world for Del Kathryn Barton. The dual Archibald Prize-winning artist has stepped away from the canvas to make her debut feature, an unconventional love story titled Flower. ...'
Family Ties Steve Dow , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 29 October 2016;
'Playwright and Black Comedy star Nakkiah Lui has turned her politically aware upbringing into award-winning writing about Indigenous experience.'
Political Becomes Personal in Sharp, Compelling Tale of Invisibility Deborah Jones , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 February 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Kill the Messenger Nakkiah Lui , 2014 single work drama
A Scribe, Star and Interrogator Jason Blake , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 February 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of Kill the Messenger Nakkiah Lui , 2014 single work drama
Lui's Latest Play Looks at Racism 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 February no. 594 2015; (p. 23)

— Review of Kill the Messenger Nakkiah Lui , 2014 single work drama
''Gamilaroi/Torres Strait Islander playwright and performer Nakkiah Lui is starring in her new play Kill the Messenger at Belvoir in Surry Hills, Sydney. The play, about institutionalised racism, is based on two actual deaths...'
Lui's Latest Play Looks at Racism 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 February no. 594 2015; (p. 23)

— Review of Kill the Messenger Nakkiah Lui , 2014 single work drama
''Gamilaroi/Torres Strait Islander playwright and performer Nakkiah Lui is starring in her new play Kill the Messenger at Belvoir in Surry Hills, Sydney. The play, about institutionalised racism, is based on two actual deaths...'
A Scribe, Star and Interrogator Jason Blake , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 February 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of Kill the Messenger Nakkiah Lui , 2014 single work drama
Political Becomes Personal in Sharp, Compelling Tale of Invisibility Deborah Jones , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 February 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Kill the Messenger Nakkiah Lui , 2014 single work drama
Naked Truth Elissa Blake , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 January 2015; (p. 6)
'A playwright takes the stage in a black comedy that bares her soul, writes Elissa Blake'
Funding Stories by, for, about Women (and One Man’s Sexuality) Emily Ritchie , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 July 2016; (p. 14)
'The film industry is a new world for Del Kathryn Barton. The dual Archibald Prize-winning artist has stepped away from the canvas to make her debut feature, an unconventional love story titled Flower. ...'
Family Ties Steve Dow , 2016 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 29 October 2016;
'Playwright and Black Comedy star Nakkiah Lui has turned her politically aware upbringing into award-winning writing about Indigenous experience.'
Western Sydney Meets the City in Nakkiah Lui’s Kill the Messenger Victoria L. Grieves , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 24 February 2015;
'Last week I went to the theatre. Unusual? No. But I say this because this event was real theatre in a way that I have not experienced for a long time and that will stay with me. A friend invited me to the opening of a play, Kill the Messenger, at Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre in which the playwright, Nakkiah Lui, also plays herself. Kill The Messenger includes one act in which the playwright/actor enters into dialogue with another character about how she should portray his fate. It proved to be theatre at its best.' (Introduction)
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