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Sat 16 Jun 2007–Sat 14 Jul 2007

Where: Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington

Listed by: Brianne Kerr

Tragic Lost Son of NZ Rugby Found

World premiere kicks off at Downstage about the infamous ex-All Black Keith Murdoch and the woman who managed to hunt him down.

Margot McRae’s account of the media storm that engulfed the player when he punched a security guard in 1972 sheds new light on the greatest tragedy of NZ rugby.

The late-night incident happened just hours after the Otago prop scored the All Blacks only try in their 19-16 win over Wales at Cardiff Arms Park. Murdoch was ordered home in disgrace – the only All Black ever expelled from the team – but never made it back to his home or to the press waiting for him. He got as far as Australia where he has been living in exile ever since.

Nobody really knows what happened that night but many have tried to find out.

Margot McRae managed to track Murdoch down and Finding Murdoch is her fictional account of the search for the All Black legend, how far the media will go to get a story and how it affects the real people behind the photos and interviews.

Geraldine Brophy

Tony Rabbit

Cohen Holloway
Danielle Mason
Simon Vincent

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