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y separately published work icon The Harbinger single work   drama  
Note: Original concept by David Morton and Elizabeth Millington.
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Harbinger
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'A city is in turmoil. A civil war has broken out and the streets are on fire. Savage plagues strike down the people whilst fear and panic drive the city to the brink of destruction. The hungry roam the streets, the poor steal and the crazed murder the helpless for pleasure. But within this chaos and devastation messages of hope are left upon lamp posts for all to read; news of a man, a hero who is approaching the city with the promise of salvation. But no one knows who leaves these messages...

Produced by Dead Puppet Society, the creators of "The Timely Death of Victor Blott", "The Harbinger" is an original story that examines the notions of truth, myth making and propaganda. Through the use of puppetry and stage illusion it questions the role of storytelling and legend in the making of history, and interrogates the place of faith and hope as mechanisms for survival.' (Source: Dead Puppet Society website)

Production Details

  • Presented by La Boite Indie and the Dead Puppet Society at the Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, 13-30 July 2011. Director: David Morton.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2011
    • Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2014 .
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      Extent: 61p.p.
      ISBN: 9781921390753, 1921390751

Works about this Work

Puppetry for Adults Ron Cerabona , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 September 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Dream Up : A Fantasy World on Stage is a Real Career Milestone for This Actor Jane Scott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 22 - 28 August no. 896 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Stage : The Harbinger Caroline Heim , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 August 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Pinteresque Puppets and Masters Weave Dark Tales of a Dystopic World Caroline Heim , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 August 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Life with Strings James Harper , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 August 2012; (p. 40)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Puppet Stars in Grim Tale Sue Gough , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 July 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
For the Love of An Old Man Fiona Purdon , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 - 12 August 2012; (p. 8)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Life with Strings James Harper , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 August 2012; (p. 40)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Pinteresque Puppets and Masters Weave Dark Tales of a Dystopic World Caroline Heim , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 August 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
Stage : The Harbinger Caroline Heim , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 August 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of The Harbinger David Morton , Matthew Ryan , 2011 single work drama
La Boite Plays beyond a One-Night Stand Nathanael Cooper , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 October 2011; (p. 19)
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