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Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant A play by Kenneth G. Ross Directed by Alan Burrows Season 2 2016: 25 May to 11 June With kind permission from Kenneth G. Ross and the Lilydale RSL In South Africa during the Second Boer War, Australian Army Lieutenants Harry "Breaker" Morant, Peter Handcock and George Witton stand accused of the murders of six Boer prisoners and the assassination of a German missionary. British Commander-in-Chief Lord Kitchener is determined to see the men found guilty, which he can then use as a bargaining chip in an impending peace conference with the Boers. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff. During his lifetime, Harry 'The Breaker' Morant, became a popular hero through daring feats of horsemanship and for the bush ballads which he regularly contributed to The Bulletin and other papers. His court martial and subsequent shooting by the British sparked a huge controversy in Australia. A controversy which still rages to this day, and which may never be resolved.


Lt. Harry (Breaker) Morant:

Ed Kennett

Lt. Peter Handcock:

Andy Fry

Lt. George Witton:

Kirby Chenall

Major Thomas:

Ben Freeland

President of the Court:

Steve Saul

Assistant Presiding Officer/Court Orderly:

Frank Clancy

Lord Kitchener:

James Unkles

Major Bolton:

Scobie Parker

Mr Robertson:

Stephen Freeman

Dr Johnson:

Phillip Stephenson

Sergeant-Major Drummitt:

Gary Rens

Captain Taylor:

Matt Phillips

Trooper Botha:

Aaron Milroy

Corporal Sharp:

Mike Waddell

Van Rooyan:

Rinus Valk

Colonel Hamilton:

David Miller



Alan Burrows

Assistant Director:

Christine Andrew

Set Design:

David Dare

Lighting Design:

Deryk Hartwick

Stage Manager:

Emily Carter

Stage Crew:

Ian Carter, Fiona Carter, Maria Fleming, Andrew Georges

Sound and Visual Design and Operation:

Nicholas Ryan

Lighting Operation:

Alex Carter, Tyler Ennis


Margaret Bayley, Sylvia Carr


Emily Carter

Set Painting:

Meagan Burton, Stephen Burton, Tanya Burton, Ian Carter, Alex Carter, Fiona Carter, Emily Carter, David Dare

Set Construction:

Ray Bell, Luc Hermans, Ernest Hicks, Stephen Nichols Snr, Les Wallis


Kevin Trask

Facebook page:

Rhiannon Leach

Web site:

Les Wallis


Alex Carter

Front of House Coordinator:

Lesley Bailey

Assisted by the ladies and gentlemen of the Lilydale Athenarum Theatre

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