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Review

Brothers at War Deserted by Reason -
The Australian, April 26, 2002
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"Wenham gives a forceful portrayal of Lee, the morose drifter who drinks beer and raw eggs for breakfast. He fleshes out the
character with brutal mannerisms of voice and physique. Tredinnick's Austin begins as fastidious and urbane, becoming more
desperate and psychotic the deeper he looks into himself."

Spine-tingling Drama and Acting that's as Good as it Gets -
The Age, April 26, 2002


Tortured Souls the Best in the West -
The Herald Sun, April 26, 2002
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"David Wenham is hugely impressive as Lee. He sounds a bit like Miranda's former boyfriend on TV show Sex and the City, with
a soft Bronx accent, but it's consistent throughout.... He's imposing, physically. At once hateful and heroic."

Principals Shine in a Tale of Fraternal Friction -
The Sunday Age, April 28, 2002
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"Wenham is riveting as the amoral Lee. He is the embodiment of barely-suppressed violence, his tongue flicking in and out like a
snake poised to strike."

Western with Attitude -
The Sunday Herald Sun, April 28, 2002
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"He conveys a complex violence that is both an undertone and frighteningly explicit. It is a gripping, intense, menacing
and courageous performance."

Battered actor looks for a laugh -
The Herald Sun, May 1, 2002


Bloody Bully Boy -
The Herald Sun, May 1, 2002


Wenham Goes True West -
The Age, May 1, 2002


Backstage Pass -
In Style, November 2002


Stuck on You -
The Sun Herald, November 21, 2004
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The last fridge-centric play for which Ferguson designed a set was True West,
the Sam Shepard psychodrama in which David Wenham relied on the icebox for
Budweisers. In Act Three, the cowboy's own mother, played by Julia Blake,
appeared from the fridge like a showgirl from a cake."

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