Date(s) - 28 Mar 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 28 March 2015 at 2pm
Booking details: https://www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au/site/what-is-on.php?task=detail&id=0806
Open and closed captioning available. At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screens. You can also access the captions on mobile or tablet devices. Simply download our GoTheatrical! app from The App Store or GooglePlay.
ABOUT THE SHOW
THE UNTOLD STORY OF WW1’S BLACK DIGGERS REMEMBERED.
“Some of the most powerful and moving live theatre you’re likely to see this year.” ? ? ? ? ? Daily Telegraph
One hundred years ago, a bullet from an assassin’s gun sparked a war that ignited the globe. Patriotic young men all over the world lined up to join the fight – including hundreds of Indigenous Australians.
Shunned and downtrodden in their own country, Aboriginal men stepped up to enlist. Undaunted, these bold souls took up arms to defend the free world in its time of greatest need. For them, facing the horror of war on a Gallipoli beach was an escape from the shackles of racism at home, at a time when Aboriginal people stood by, segregated, unable to vote and unable to act as their children were ripped from them. When the survivors came back from the war, there was no heroes’ welcome – just a shrug, and a return to drudgery and oppression.
Black Diggers is the story of these men – a story of honour and sacrifice that has been covered up and almost forgotten.
Directed by Wesley Enoch and written by Tom Wright, Black Diggers, grand in scale and scope, draws from in-depth interviews with the families of black diggers as well as conversations with veterans, historians and academics.
Young men will step from the blank pages of history to share their compelling stories – and after the curtain falls, we will finally remember them.
George Bostock, Colin Smith, Eliah Watego, Tibian Wyles