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A gritty black comedy. Set in an ordinary Aussie share-house that just happens to be a prison tent in Sydney Cove, 1788, Bruce is the story of a modern man out of time.

His simple plan to follow his soulmate Daisy to the new land by getting arrested backfires severely, trapping him in a violent prison camp at the edge of the world.

Bruce rewrites Australia’s convict beginnings with a wry, deadpan comic voice, taking historical facts and rubbing them up against the modern sensibilities of funny, flawed, and ultimately endearing characters.

Tony Rogers

Warwick Holt
Mat Blackwell

Jason Byrne