By David Williamson. Rock Surfers Theatre Company. Director: Leland Kean. Bondi Pavilion Theatre (NSW). May 14 – June 15, 2013.
Last week Graham ‘Chook’ Fowler, the infamous disgraced cop who was caught on video swearing and counting his ill-gotten loot, was laid to rest and there on stage at the Bondi Pavilion appeared his spirit.
From the first moment Laurence Coy appeared as Sergeant Dan Simmonds he made your skin crawl. Here was a Police officer whose every orifice oozed that he was entirely motivated by self-interest. The New South Wales Police kept producing them for decades after this play was written in 1971.