Set in the highlands of New Guinea in the 1930s, A Perverse Jury explores the twin themes of faith and belief. A party of Australians is being led through the jungle to the site of the ‘New Paradise’ when their leader transgresses a tribal law. Kept prisoner by the natives, the travellers’ faith in their leader is tested, until he eventually abandons them. They are then forced to choose one of their number as a sacrifice to appease their captors.

  • naturalistic historical drama
  • 80
  • 12 total
  • 6 female identifying, 6 male identifying
  • culturally and linguistically diverse, adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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