Civil war in Sydney. Half a million homeless versus the rest. A vengeful defender of the wretched poor - The Hero - fights for them ruthlessly.
Meanwhile, Emma - a minor public servant - creates a scheme to house a thousand homeless in an abandoned hospital. With Adrian, the organiser, and heart-on-sleeve Nat, Emma battles to make The Quarters a safe haven for her residents. Then The Hero moves in and everything becomes too exciting and too dangerous...
Errol Bray has worked in theatre for forty years as a playwright, director, arts administrator, festival director, youth arts worker, lecturer/tutor. He was founding Artistic Director of Shopfront Theatre for Young People, Sydney (1976-1985); of World Interplay festival for young playwrights (1983-1995); of the Emerge Project, Brisbane (2005-2012) for development of new playwrights. His plays have been produced internationally, most recently The Choir (2009) in London. His debut novel, Berzoo, was published in 2011.
Berzoo... this immensely readable novel... with its vivid characterisation, atmospheric Berlin setting, and narrative twists... - DNA Magazine
Publication Date: 01-Jan-2017
Publisher: Clouds of Magellan