Australian Theatre for Young People’s
A Town Named WAR BOY - by Ross Mueller
A Performing Lines tour
“We hit Cairo like a train! ... Every dirty little alley, every dusty back room bar – the pyramids are marvellous, but I could spend the rest of my days quite happily in the arms of your temptation.”
Based on the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men that set sail for the far side of the world.
Some of these diaries and letters are finished, others just stop. When you read them you meet the person, see the changes in their hand-writing, feel the indentation of the pen, the smudges of changed thoughts.
Award winning playwright Ross Mueller shows his extraordinary talent in this funny and moving play that sold out in its premiere Sydney season and provides “the most moving ANZAC experience of all.” – The Australian
Developed and presented in partnership with: State Library of NSW; Director Fraser Corfield; Designer Adrienn Lord; Lighting Designer Emma Lockhart-Wilson; Composer Steve Francis; Sound Designer Alistair Wallace; Performers Ryan Morgan (Tom), Josh McElroy (Snow), Edward McKenna (Huddo) and Simon Croker (John); Producer Australian Theatre for Young People with the State Library of New South Wales.
“... a touching commemoration to the ANZACs and a compelling piece of theatre. It was a confronting reminder of the horror of war whilst remaining an enjoyable and humorous play that showcased power of the human spirit.” AUSSIETHEATRE.COM
Approximately 75 minutes
Suitable age 14+
Photo: Luke Stambouliah