Mud and Blood – World War I Play

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Mud and Blood – World War I Play

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mud and Blood – World War I Play

When: Friday 31st August, 12pm and 8pm

Local hero General ‘Pompey’ Elliott led the Essendon Rifles and took most with him to WWI after a farewell at Essendon Town Hall..

This compelling play by Moonee Ponds writer, Meg McNena, is directed powerfully by Alice Bishop. Set 1914-1921, in battle and at home, Pompey inspires as husband, father, brother, general, Anzac, veteran, leader. He and a soldier’s mother deal with his vow to look after his boys in war as if they were his own. Women’s contribution and their struggles also drive the drama. Potent themes of family, duty, loyalty, trauma, betrayal, legacy and grief vividly unfold during world-changing times.

The matinee performance will be followed by a Q&A and then by a talk by Ross McMullin, an award winning historian, biographer and author of two books on Pompey Elliott.

The matinee running times (approx):
Performance: 12.00 – 13.20
Q&A: 13.20 – 13.35
Break: 13.35 – 13.45
WWI Talk: 13.45 – 14.30
Questions: 14.30 – 14.45

Duration: approximately 80 minutes,no interval. Note: 12pm performance is followed by a Q&A and interval (approximately 160 minutes in total).

Details

Date:
August 31
Time:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.clocktowercentre.com.au/Whats-On/Drama-and-Comedy/Mud-and-Blood

Venue

Clocktower Centre
750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia
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