A TOWN NAMED WAR BOY
We hit Cairo like a train! … Every dirty little alley, every dusty back room bar – the pyramids are marvelous, but I could spend the rest of my days quite happily in the arms of your temptation.
Based on the State Library of NSW’s jaw-dropping collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters. A Town Called War Boy brings to life the personal accounts of the young men and women that set sail for the far side of the world. Their exploits are our history. Their sacrifices are the stories we grow up with: the ANZAC legend.
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 new Australian play that connects young men three generations apart.
Developed and presented in partnership with the State Library of NSW
The Sydney Morning Herald
Cast & Creative Team
Simon Croker, Eddie McKenna, Josh McElroy and Ryan Morgan
Lisa Mumford and Julia Patey