Nature of Event: Mud and Blood, a compelling WWI play by Irish-Australian poet and playwright, Meg McNena, is directed powerfully by Alice Bishop. Gallipoli and The Somme are re-lived; letters of love span the sea; women’s hands and voices are busy. Set between 1914-1921, in battle and at home, real-life hero, Pompey Elliott, inspires as husband, father, 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. Potent themes of family, duty, trauma, betrayal, legacy and grief vividly unfold.
When: 30 March- 6 April 2019
Where: St Kilda RSL
88 Acland St, St Kilda, Melbourne, VICTORIA 3182