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MUD AND BLOOD: a WWI play about Pompey Elliott in St Kilda
March 29, 2019 - April 6, 2019
We invite you to Mud and Blood, a compelling 80-minute WWI play at St Kilda RSL 28 March to 6 April, 2019. It is about the sacrifices of men and women a century ago at war and at home. Written by Meg McNena and 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 and music intones the era. Set 1914-1921 in battle and at home, 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, loyalty, trauma, betrayal, legacy and grief vividly unfold for the newly declared nation of Australia.
Below are links to audience vox pop at the Charlton and Moonee Ponds performances in 2018.
29 Mar 10am Memo Music Hall (both venues are at 88 Acland St)
30 Mar 7pm St Kilda RSL
5 Apr 12 noon St Kilda RSL
6 Apr 7pm St Kilda RSL