Event Black Diggers
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Venue Heath Ledger Theatre, Northbridge, WA
Umbrella Event Perth International Arts Festival
First Date 3 March 2015
Last Date 7 March 2015
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description 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.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Indigenous
Storytelling
Subjects Anzac
Indigenous Australian
War memorials
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
George Bostock Actor
Luke Carroll Actor
David Page Actor
Hunter Page-Lochard Actor
Guy Simon Actor
Colin Smith Actor
Eliah Watego Actor
Tibian Wyles Actor
Wesley Enoch Director
Louise Gough Dramaturg
Ben Hughes Lighting Designer
Tom Wright Playwright
Stephen Curtis Set Designer
Tony Brumpton Sound Designer
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information This production has been assisted by the Australia Governments’ Major Festival initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Sydney Festival and Brisbane Festival.
Data Source
Source Description
Web PIAF website
Event Identifier 116754