Survivor says mining disaster musical the pits
A survivor of the Australian gold mining disaster that gripped the world two years ago said Tuesday a musical running in Melbourne called Beaconsfield: A Musical in A-Flat Minor was disrespectful to a workmate who was crushed to death in the rockfall, dpa reported.
"It's better off being left alone," said Todd Russell, who was trapped with another miner for 14 days. "People are trying to get along with their lives, trying to move forward, and they just keep using this tragedy of ours."
Theatre director Dan Ilic, who visited the Tasmanian gold mining town of Beaconsfield for his research, said the musical was more about the reporters who covering the story than the disaster itself.