Sport and identity politics mix in this energetic adaptation for the stage by Bruce Myles of Martin Flanagan's book. The Call tells the story of Tom Wills, who grew up among the Djabwurrung people in Western Victoria during the 1840s. Sent to an exclusive school in England, he returns to Australia with a rallying cry that revolutionised sport in his homeland: 'Let's have a game of our own'! Thus a door to indigenous football is opened, with its own rules, humour and history. Snubbed by the big end of town, this driven and passionate man died at age 44. What was it that killed Tom Wills? The Call offers answers revealing a hidden history of Australian football.
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