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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Checklist for an Armed Robber
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'In 2002, a young man rehearses for his first armed robbery on a bookstore in Newcastle. On the other side of the world, Chechen rebels hold siege of the Moscow Theatre, demanding liberation. One is a local, small time theft and the other an international political crisis, but both are born of a similar futility and powerlessness to be heard. Moving back and forth between Moscow and Newcastle, these real events are the basis for this exploration on what drives such acts of terror and the impact they hold on the victims.'

'This AWGIE-award winning play observes with sensitivity and humour the perspective from both ends of the gun. (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Checklist For An Armed Robber was the ABC's entry into Prix Italia 2004.

Production Details

  • Developed with the assistance of Sydney Theatre Company as part of the Blueprints initiative.
    Produced and broadcast for ABC Radio April 2004.

    Broadcast on ABC Radio National's Airplay in two parts on 8 and 15 January 2006, and repeated in September 2009.

    Poduced by Deckchair Theatre Western Australia at Victoria Hall Fremantle, from 14 March to 4 April 2009.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2003
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2009 .
      Note/s:
      • Includes Introduction by Chris Bendall, dated May 2009 (pp viii - x)
      • Includes Playwright's Note by Vanessa Bates, dated July 2009.
      ISBN: 9780868198637 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

State by State : W. A. Shirley Van Sanden , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , February vol. 31 no. 1 2009; (p. 34)
Provides an overview of new productions, events, workshops and industry information about youth theatre and the performing arts in Western Australia during 2009.
Such is the Nature of Fear, be It at Home or Abroad Lenny Ann Low , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 2006; (p. 21)

— Review of Checklist for an Armed Robber Vanessa Bates , 2003 single work drama radio play
Such is the Nature of Fear, be It at Home or Abroad Lenny Ann Low , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 2006; (p. 21)

— Review of Checklist for an Armed Robber Vanessa Bates , 2003 single work drama radio play
State by State : W. A. Shirley Van Sanden , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , February vol. 31 no. 1 2009; (p. 34)
Provides an overview of new productions, events, workshops and industry information about youth theatre and the performing arts in Western Australia during 2009.
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