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
Production Manager Jason Thelwell
Stage/Company Manager Rebecca Poulter
Performers Ryan Morgan (Tom), Josh McElroy (Snow), Edward McKenna (Huddo) and Simon Croker (John)
Producer Australian Theatre for Young People with the State Library of New South Wales
Banner image Luke Stambouliah
A Performing Lines tour in association with Arts on Tour


21 Mar | Orange Civic Theatre, NSW | Get tickets>>
23 Mar | Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, NSW | Get tickets>>
26 & 27 Mar | Griffith Regional Theatre, NSW | Get tickets>>
5 & 6 Apr | The Art House, Wyong, NSW | Get tickets>>
11 – 13 Apr | Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT | Get tickets>>
16 & 17 Apr | Portland Arts Centre, VIC | Get tickets>>
19 & 20 Apr | Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC | Get tickets>>
23 & 24 Apr | Capital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC | Get tickets>>
26 & 27 Apr | Geelong Performing Arts Centre, VIC | Get tickets>>
3 & 4 May | Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie, WA | Get tickets>>
7 May | Cummins Theatre, Merredin, WA | Get tickets>>
10 & 11 May | Whaleback Arena, Newman Recreation Centre, WA | Get tickets>>
12 & 13 Jun | Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, NSW | Get tickets>>


Emma Corrick | Tour Coordinator
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