Enews Signup

Black Diggers

Queensland Theatre Company

Details

Dates

Tue 10 Mar, 8pm / Wed 11 Mar, 6.30pm / Thu 12 Mar, 10.30am and 8pm / Fri 13–Sat 14 Mar, 8pm

Thu 12 Mar, 10.30am performance followed by post-show Q&A in venue

1hr 40min / No Interval

Prices

A Res $69 / Friends $59 / Concession $55
B Res $59 / Friends $49 / Concession $45 / Under 30 $30
Morning Melodies $30 (Thu 12 Mar, 10.30am)

Schools Price Available

Transaction fees apply

Warnings

Contains low level coarse language, adult themes and smoking on stage.

Australia

Written by Tom Wright
and Directed by Wesley Enoch

A new high point in telling a national narrative on the stage

The Guardian *****

This is the untold story of Aboriginal soldiers in World War I. Shunned in their own country, they stepped up to defend the nation in its greatest time of need. They fought and died for the British Commonwealth, sharing horror, survival and camaraderie with mates in the trenches who ordinarily couldn’t buy them a beer. An all-male, all-Indigenous cast evokes these fearless and heroic men, largely unknown to history, who helped win the war but lost their battle back home.

Hear what Artistic Director David Sefton has to say about Black Diggers:

Credits

WRITER Tom Wright DIRECTOR Wesley Enoch SET DESIGNER Stephen Curtis COSTUME DESIGNER Ruby Langton-Batty LIGHTING DESIGNER Ben Hughes COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Tony Brumpton DRAMATURG Louise Gough CULTURAL CONSULTANT George Bostock RESEARCHER David Williams

PRODUCED BY Queensland Theatre Company and Sydney Festival PRESENTED BY Adelaide Festival and Queensland Theatre. Company SUPPORTED BY the Australian Government/Department of Veterans Affairs, ANZAC 100 and The Balnaves Foundation. This production has been assisted by the Australia Government’s Major Festival initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival and Sydney Festival

Australia Council Logo

Queensland Theatre Company’s tour of Black Diggers is supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund and Sibelco Australia

PHOTOS 1-3 Branco Gaica

Comments

Buy Tickets Add to Planner