It’s Toby Ackland’s birthday party down near the surf club â€” and that should mean heaps of grog, drugs and good clean fun. But by the morning a young girl is dead â€” raped by three boys and bashed with a rock.
Who is responsible? The boy? The girl? Or the whole town.
Blackrock is an intimate and strongly shaped human drama which examines the social forces behind the impulse to violence in individual lives.
Read Finegan Kruckemeyer’s response to Blackrock in A Youth Presumed, a free essay from Currency Press.
Essay on Nick Enright's play script 'Blackrock'.
"Nick Enright builds interlocking themes, first of sexual violence, but also of class and generational conflict, and the difference between a friend and a mate."
"The pauses in conversations and silences of solitary figures revealed a lot about the state of mind of teenagers and parents alike."