A TOWN NAMED WAR BOY
Australian Theatre for Young People
Based on the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men that set sail for the far side of the world.
Some of these diaries and letters are finished, others just stop. When you read them you meet the person, see the changes in their hand writing, feel the indentation of the pen, the smudges of changed thoughts. Our young past is captured, alive and preserved.
Award winning playwright Ross Mueller shows his extraordinary talent in this funny and moving play that sold out in it’s premiere Sydney season and the Australian called “the most moving Anzac experience of all.”
Developed and presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW
Director Fraser Corfield
Designer Adrienn Lord
Lighting Designer Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Composer Steve Francis
Sound Designer Alistair Wallace
Assistant Directors Lisa Mumford and Julia Patey
Banner image by John Tsiavis