'The play narrates the revolutionary feats and achievements of one Captain Midnight VC (he won the VC in World War I), the bastard son of an Indigenous woman and English peer. Politically charismatic, he eventually leads an uprising of blacks (aided by black brothers from Africa and the USA) which compels the government to eject all whites from Tasmania and give it back to the Aborigines, as `Trugininiland’.' - Jack Hibberd
Hibberd's initial version of this work was first written and performed in 1972.
Music by Lorraine Milne.
First produced: MUST Kaleidoscope Country Tour, Victoria 1973.
Performed at: Rusden State College, Clayton, Victoria, 1976.
Cast: Gary Bell, and Robyn Giles
Director: John Preston.
Performed at: Guild Lawn, Crawley, Western Australia 1979. Daylight open air performance for Orientation Week, University of Western Australia. Original music composed by Lorraine Milne.
Cast: Fiona MacLean, Cathy Richardson, Doug Robertson and Ann Tonks.
Composer: Lorraine Milne.
Director: Linda McDowell.