Plays Directory : Sanctuary

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    David Williamson
  • Overview
    Sanctuary is a 1994 play by Australian playwright David Williamson.

    Sanctuary is a two act play set in the Gold Coast retreat belonging to retired Australian foreign correspondent Robert 'Bob' King (Late 40's). Mr King has lived a full life of charismatic success in the USA reporting on stories from all around the world. His integrity comes under scrutiny in the play by its only other character, John Alderston (25), a student about to publish King's biography. John harbours a deep hatred for King because of his dishonesty throughout his career and failure to report on four major genocides. It becomes apparent that through John's research he has compiled an account of King's life, and seeks to hold him accountable for unquestionable serving the American and International mass media. He argues that King sold himself out to Governments for cash, telling selected stories the way he was instructed to. He also mistreated his various wives and ignored larger world issues for the sake of his own success. Williamson chiefly refers to Guatemala, East Timor, El Salvador and Cambodia as illustrations, but the focus is alway on King's integrity and how he let those stories go untold.

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Connected mandy members:

Laura Jay
Laura Jay
Actor
2019, Laura - Life model
Anthony Orme
Anthony Orme
Director
2017, Director/Writer
Lost Theatre & Tristan Bates Theatre
Alle Dowska
Alle Dowska
Set Designer
2016, Director, Set and costume designer
Shené Gardner
2016, Temple Drake
Astrid Bellamy
2016, Ruby
White Lab
Magalie R Bazinet
2016, Director/Producer
Studio 21 @ Theatre francais de Toronto
Howard Fredrics
Howard Fredrics
Sound Designer
2016, Sound Designer, Composer
Christopher Hardcastle
2015, John Mumby
Rose Playhouse Bankside
Kate Austen
Kate Austen
Actor
2014, Jane
Palace Theatre
Winona Guy
Winona Guy
Actor
2014, Carrie
Theatre Royal Plymouth
John Kelly
John Kelly
Actor
2014, Multiple Roles
Mustard Tree
Cara-Louise Wicks
2013, Janet
Lauren Cardiff
2012, Katie
Holly-Marie Hale
2011, Mona
Clifftown theatre
Amy Pryke
Amy Pryke
Actor
2011, Nuria
Clifftown Theatre
Bonita James
Bonita James
Actor
2011, Britney Mills
Clifftown Theatre, Southend
Kate Stanley Brennan
2011, Young Girl
Arcola Theatre London
Philippa Howard
2008, Ann
Red Lion
Henry Ledyard
2005, Performer
Rich Walsh
Rich Walsh
Sound Designer
2002, Sound Designer
The Loft (National Theatre) & National Tour