Howard Barker’s trenchant yet playful 1981 political drama follows a dissident artist across six decades.

If you are producing a play about a political cartoonist, then why not enlist some real-life cartoonists to help stage it? That is exactly what Sport for Jove is doing for Howard Barker’s trenchant yet playful 1981 political drama No End of Blame, which follows a dissident Hungarian cartoonist called Bela Veracek across six decades from a WWI battlefield in Hungary to 1920s Moscow to London in the 1970s.

“What is most exciting for us is that the play contains a wide range of art works and cartoons as part of the action and two of Australia’s greatest cartoonists are working with us for the show,” says Sport for Jove’s Artistic Director Damien Ryan, who is helming the production.

No End of Blame No End of Blame. Image courtesy of Sport for Jove.

“Cathy Wilcox and David Pope are becoming Bela Veracek for us and creating the provocative cartoons that the character produces in his odyssey across time and political space in the play. Each scene begins with the audience studying the creation of a cartoon...