The Call

Production still for "The Call". L- R: Earle Rosas as The Dancer, Jeremy Stanford as Tom Wills. Photographer: Unknown

The Call

By Bruce Myles

14 October 2004 – 06 November 2004 Beckett Theatre

Adapted from Martin Flanagan's novel

Playbox Theatre Company, Melbourne International Arts Festival,

New Adaptation Theatre World Premiere Co-Production

This adaptation of Martin Flanagan's novel about Tom Wills, one of Australia's great sportsmen and arguably the inventor of Australian rules football, is a significant historical recuperation. ... It is imbued with reconciliatory goodwill and sympathetically captures the damage to both whites and blacks in the wars that accompanied settlement. Tom Wills grew up with Aboriginal playmates, but was to lose his family in a Queensland massacre, a retaliatory strike from tribes who were being cleared like vermin from their land.

Production still for "The Call". L- R: Alex Schepisi, Jeremy Stanford as Tom Wills. Photographer: Unknown
Production still for "The Call". Jeremy Stanford as Tom Wills. Photographer: Unknown
Production still for "The Call". Glenn Shea as Horatio. Photographer: Unknown
Production still for "The Call". Tammy Anderson as Elizabeth Wills. Photographer: Unknown
Production still for "The Call". Alex Schepisi as Sally Wills. Photographer: Unknown
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Production still for "The Call". L- R: Alex Schepisi, Jeremy Stanford as Tom Wills. Photographer: Unknown

Production still for "The Call". Jeremy Stanford as Tom Wills. Photographer: Unknown

Production still for "The Call". Glenn Shea as Horatio. Photographer: Unknown

Production still for "The Call". Tammy Anderson as Elizabeth Wills. Photographer: Unknown

Production still for "The Call". Alex Schepisi as Sally Wills. Photographer: Unknown

Cast

Glenn Shea

Actor

Earle Rosas

Dancer, Ballerina, Ballet Dancer, Ballroom Dancer

Creatives

Bruce Myles

Bruce Myles

Director, Adaptor

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

David Chisholm

Composer

Darryl Cordell

Designer

Marilyn Miller

Choreographer

Naretha Williams

Stage Manager

Liz Pulham

Assistant Stage Manager