Presented by The Space Company
Stardust tells the story of bandleader and trumpet player Col Brain. Before he died, Col placed his most prized life possessions into a cupboard and locked it, never to be opened again. But what was inside? Told by his grandson, award-winning ABC presenter and performer Joel Carnegie, Stardust is a heart-warming musical quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind.
The Mission follows “Fighting Gunditjmara” man Allan McDonald off to war. As one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist, Allan fought at Gallipoli and Beersheba, only to be denied a soldier’s settlement upon return and forced from his traditional land. Told by his great, great nephew, acclaimed Gunditjmara actor Tom Molyneux, The Mission tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle – fighting for country, for love and for justice.
Both shows will also feature music from the Wodonga Brass Band.
Interval entertainment and complimentary nibbles provided.
Warning: Adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke and scenes depicting war and violence. The Mission contains depictions of, and reference to, Aboriginal people who have passed away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession and mistreatment of First Nations Peoples.