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Jack’s mum is constantly on her guard, hovering over him, keeping an eye out for risk and danger. Though not the sort of danger their young neighbour Thomas lived through in the warzone of Southern Sudan, nor the danger raised by Jack’s dad reversing his luxury 4×4 out of their drive. Following a sell-out season and rave reviews for The Dark Room in Sydney, comes award-winning playwright Angela Betzien’s latest work. Commissioned by MTC, this dark suburban satire is so familiar, it’s scary.

Helicopter was commissioned by MTC and developed with the assistance of Playwriting Australia. Presented in association with

This production is also part of MTC’s 2012 Education Season, and is suggested for VCE drama Unit 2: Australian Drama.

Contains some coarse language and adult themes.

Photography by Fraser Marsden


Daniela Farinacci

Artwork for Charles Grounds

Charles Grounds

Artwork for Terry Yeboah

Terry Yeboah

Artwork for Tanja Beer

Tanja Beer

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Lisa Mibus

Artwork for Suzie Hardgrave

Suzie Hardgrave

Artwork for Fiona Delalande

Fiona Delalande

Artwork for Amaya Vecellio

Amaya Vecellio