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12 No Sugar

Year 12

No Sugar

No Sugar Video

Introduction

Thirty years have now passed since Jack Davis’ No Sugar was first performed at the Maltings in North Perth in 1985. The play, which tells the story of Northam’s Munday-Millimurra family and their forced relocation to Moore River in the 1930s, travelled briefly. It was the Australian entry at the 1986 World Theatre Festival in Canada; it went to Melbourne’s Fitzroy Town Hall, for a performance of a Davis trilogy; and, finally, to London’s Riverside Studios in 1988. Other than that, professional performances of No Sugar have been rare. Nonetheless, Davis’ semi-autobiographical tale of disenfranchisement remains worryingly relevant.

(Fogarty, 2015)

First Born

Roelofs, R. (Producer & Director). (1988). First born: The life and times of Jack Davis [Television broadcast]. Holywood, Co. Down: Zest Films.

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