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Afraid of the dark and plagued by power failure, Henry Quealy is living in the shadow of terror. Returning one day from his job as a door-to-door salesman selling doors, Henry discovers a hitherto hidden portal in the wall of his home. The government declares Henry a shadow of his former self â€” literally â€” and he is taken away through the mystery door. Hinterland is a satirical comedy about the divided self and the paranoia of the insular state.
"Cameron makes us laugh at things that in another context might elicit rage, fear or loathing, but not approval, going by the audience's delighted response to his bizarre rendering of the political realities that have managed to make "ordinary" what should be unacceptable."
A new play's humour and social comment lured two Melbourne actors, writes Robin Usher.
"Hinterland is Matt Cameron's serious comedy that pokes fun at just about everything in Australian politics and society. It is a very dark and very funny play with an exceptional cast and direction."