Finding Murdoch

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Finding Murdoch

The sending home of Otago All Black Keith Murdoch during the 1972 British Tour was a talking point around the country. The media was desperate for the story but Murdoch was desperate to stay silent. Based on actual events and people, this play is about the ex-Otago All Black who went into hiding and the efforts of a journalist to find him. The Globe presents a fascinating, highly charged piece of theatre that deals with one of the keys to “Kiwi Culture”. The wearing of the black jersey and what it means.

Cast and crew


Andrew McKenzie


Keith Murdoch - Paul Ellicott
Jane - Sofie Welvaert
Pete/Ernie Todd - Richard Huber
Lin Colling/ Chorus - Warren Chambers
Ian Kirkpatrick/ Chorus - Campbell Thomson
Geoff - Peter Hocking


Stage Manager - Kay Masters
Set Build - Ray Fleury
Set Build - Keith Scott
Lighting - Brian Byas
Lighting Operator - Brian Byas
Lighting Operator - Helen Fearnley
Publicity - Keith Scott
Sound Design And Operator - Brian Byas
Sound Operator - Helen Fearnley
Photography - Miguel Nitis