Date(s) - 6 Mar 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
State Theatre Centre Of WA
WRITTEN BY Tom Wright
DIRECTED BY Wesley Enoch
REAL EXPERIENCES AND REAL LIVES … NOT JUST ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL BUT A NEW HIGH POINT IN TELLING A NATIONAL NARRATIVE ON THE STAGE. THE GUARDIAN
One hundred years have passed since the Great War yet some stories remain untold – Black Diggers is one of them. Through interweaving vignettes, an all-star cast of male actors tells of the hundreds of dispossessed Indigenous soldiers who heard the call to arms and stepped up to fight for Australia on the battlefields of Europe.
Drawing from interviews with the families of these soldiers, as well as conversations with veterans, historians and academics, this production tells a story of honour and sacrifice, with a lightness of touch and an Aussie-larrikin attitude.
Following critically acclaimed seasons in Sydney and Brisbane, Black Diggers is already a contemporary classic. By turns witty, moving and enlightening, this major Festival co-commission is an important event to round out the Festival’s centenary of Anzac commemorations.
Contains low-level coarse language and references to death.
Duration: 1hr 40min no interval.