By Patricia Cornelius. Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Eternity Playhouse. April 1 – May 1, 2016
Savages is about four blokes on a cruise trying unsuccessfully to leave behind the baggage of their disappointed lives and loves.
Written by a woman, Patricia Cornelius, directed by a Brit, Tim Roseman, it’s a portrait finally of Australian misogyny – of four men, manic and fearful, defensive and two-faced to each other, but driven by their camaraderie and desperate escapism towards a violent assertion of their sexual needs. Such men crossed the path of Dianne Brimble who was killed on that P&O cruise back in 2002.