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Dead Time


Lace Balloon presents Dead Time, a new Australian play about the story of Dr Mohamed Haneef: an Indian national working on the Gold Coast, arrested in 2007 on suspicion of being connected to the attack on Glasgow Airport. He was then detained without charge for the longest period on record in the country under new anti-terrorism provisions in the Commonwealth Crimes Act.

It is a story of one man’s incredible struggle, as well as the struggles we each have to face and the challenges we face as a country. How do we protect national security? And at what cost to our freedom? Who are we letting lead the conversation about race, religion and national identity? And how are we keeping them to account?

What can happen, and who will step up, when the time between arrest and charge is potentially unlimited?

29 May event – Special guest Queensland MP Peter Russo, the defence solicitor who represented Dr Haneef, in conversation with director Fleur Beaupert after the performance

 Written & directed by Fleur Beaupert

Performed by Paul Armstrong, Lara Lightfoot, Abi Rayment, Robert Rhode,
Melissa Kathryn Rose, Eleni Schumacher & Barton Williams
 Lighting Emma Lockhart-Wilson Sound Peter Tucker  
Design Consultant Irma Calabrese Costume Kate Mason Graphic Design Alex Wasiel

Preview Wednesday 20 May - 8.30pm 

Season Thursday 21 May - Friday 22 May | Wednesday 27 May - Friday 29 May - 8pm 

Tickets Full $25 | Concession $20 | Preview $20 

Venue 107 Projects | 107 Redfern Street Redfern NSW 


Running time: approximately 85 minutes, no interval 

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