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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Last Cab to Darwin
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Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , Jeremy Sims , ( dir. Jeremy Sims ) Australia : Last Cab Productions Hydra Hamlet , 2014 7272684 2014 single work film/TV

'Rex drives a cab and has never left Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive across the heart of the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms; but along the way he discovers that before you can end your life, you've got to live it, and to live it you've got to share it... ' (Production summary)

Notes

  • Based on the true story of Max Bell, a Broken Hill taxi-driver who drove to Darwin in 1996 with the intention of being euthanased due to his stomach cancer.

Production Details

  • First produced by Pork Chop Productions and Black Swan Theatre at the Octagon Theatre, Perth, 3-17 April 2003 and at The Sydney Opera House 24 April-24 May 2003.


    Produced at the Old Mill Theatre, South Perth, 22 June - 7 July 2018.

    Director: Trevor Dhu.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Press Play Garry Maddox , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 May 2015; (p. 4)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama ; Ruben Guthrie Brendan Cowell , 2015 single work film/TV ; Holding the Man Tommy Murphy , 2015 single work film/TV ; The Daughter Simon Stone , 2015 single work film/TV
Journey to the End of the Earth Murray Bramwell , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 29 October no. 255 2004; (p. 22)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
Play Rides on a Trim or Two Samela Harris , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 October 2004; (p. 101)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
The Dying of Old Australia Rod Moran (interviewer), 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 August 2004; (p. 6)
Playwright Strays from Script to Win Book Award Rod Moran , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 June 2004; (p. 17)
Engaging Detours in Outback Death Ride Victoria Laurie , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 April 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
Gutsy Yarn a Ride to the Dead Heart Bryce Hallett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 April 2003; (p. 13)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
Finding Humour On Long Road To Death Lisa Pryor , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning herald , 4 October 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
Play Rides on a Trim or Two Samela Harris , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 October 2004; (p. 101)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
Journey to the End of the Earth Murray Bramwell , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 29 October no. 255 2004; (p. 22)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
Playwrights Share Award in WA First Ron Banks , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 February 2003; (p. 5)
Not the Way Home Catherine Keenan , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 April 2003; (p. 16)
Playwright Strays from Script to Win Book Award Rod Moran , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 June 2004; (p. 17)
The Dying of Old Australia Rod Moran (interviewer), 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 August 2004; (p. 6)
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