Directed by Gareth Boylan
Set & Costume- Jessica Martin
featuring Mark Lee (Major Thomas) and Andrew George (Harry “the Breaker” Morant)
- one of Australia’s most compelling war time dramas performing the revised play that the Oscar nominated film was based
Jessica Martin’s set design is strong; a plausible aesthetic for a Boer War encampment. lloyd bradfors syke http://blogs.crikey.com.au/curtaincall/2012/04/18/review-breaker-morant-reginald-theatre-sydney/
This is a spartan production, performed on a bare wood set, resembling a rough 19th century military barracks. Troy Lennon The Daily Telegraph.
Jessica Martin’s effective curved set design uses huge wooden palings to create a looming sense of prison and court-martial, reminding us that individuals are expendable when we come up against the right of authority to determine truth. Cathy Hunt, time out sydney
On a towering wooden slatted set design with wooden tables and chairs, giving the impression of a hastily convened field court room, with the actors dressed in authentic looking uniform/costumes (Set and Costume Design, Jessica Sinclair Martin), the style of production, with the actors seated chorus like along back benches, aims for court room pragmatism and efficiency.
The staging benefits from the austere set and the authenticity of the uniforms and military accoutrements of the period (Jessica Sinclair Martin)-Carol Wimmer stagewhisers.