Death in a Statesman

Death in a Statesman

A new play by Robert Kronk
Directed by Bridget Boyle
Dramaturgy and story development: Anna Yen
Cast includes: Allen Laverty, Emily Liu, Kate Wilson, Anna Yen & Helen Cassidy
Designed by Ella Lincoln
Sound design by Busty Beatz
Lighting design by Glenn Hughes
Co-commissioned by Xanthe Beesley

After the success of the award-winning The Longest Minute, debase creatives Bridget Boyle and Robert Kronk are turning their hand to the noir genre – with a regional Queensland twist.

Cliff’s life is in the toilet: he’s lost his wife, his job, and he’s back living with his mother in Bundaberg. Struggling to reconcile with his daughter (and his mother), Cliff navigates family dramas, local politics, and a potential murder case … all without a car.

Elliott’s doing alright: she’s finishing Year 12, looking after her grandmother, and running the family newsagent … until her estranged father turns up out of the blue, the mayor turns up dead, and the papers don’t turn up at all.

Of all the rum joints in all the world, it had to happen in Bundy.

Combining a suspicious death, strained family relationships, generational change, and a reckoning of what being Australian actually means – Death in a Statesman is funny, smart, and wears the hell out of a fedora.


7.30pm, 9-13 November 2021
Preview: 7.30pm, 9 November 2021



Judith Wright Arts Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley QUEENSLAND



Suitable for ages 15+. Contains mild swearing or offensive language, adult themes and haze / smoke effects. Please note - a lockout period applies. Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.


The Judith Wright Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible. Tickets for patrons in a wheelchair, are available online. Please call Debase Productions on (0)7 3067 3317 to discuss your booking. Please be aware there are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available per show.


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