Stardust & The Mission (double bill)

Friday 6 September 7.30pm

Two stories about love, music and war – and all the things that people leave behind.

Stardust tells the story of Col Brain: a professional trumpet/cornet player and bandmaster. Before Col died, he stored all of his life’s possessions into a wooden dresser and locked it up, never to be opened again. So what was inside? Told through the eyes of his grandson, multi-award winning ABC Presenter and Performer Joel Carnegie, herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a heartwarming quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind.

The Mission tells the story of Allan McDonald: a “Fighting Gunditjmara” man from South-West Victoria, who was one of the State’s first Indigenous soldiers to enlist for war. Allan fought at some of WWI’s most famous campaigns, including Gallipoli and Beersheba – only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his ultimate return to Australia, and forced from his land at the Lake Condah Mission. Allan’s great great nephew, Gunditjmara man and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux
shares this story of war, love and loss.

SPECIAL WPACC 10 YEAR BIRTHDAY TICKET $37 (celebrate our Birthday with us and enjoy $10 off the full price ticket)

Adult $47*
Conc/Sen $44
Student (16-25 with valid ID) $37
Child (15 & under) $25
Group 4+ $41ea
*Seat Sponsor 2 for 1 (available on regular adult pricing only)

DURATION 2hrs (incl. 20 mins interval)

Warnings: includes adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, scenes depicting war/violence. ‘The Mission’ contains depictions of, and reference to, Indigenous people who have passed away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession and mistreatment of Indigenous peoples