Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Lost WWI Diary

Contact: Karina Rose, Burnie Arts & Function Centre
p: 6430 5850   e:

Date: 23 July 2015, 7 pm          RSVP: 23 July 2015
Location: Burnie

Intended Audience: North West High Schools

Obsessed from a young age by the Anzac legend and intrigued by the mystery surrounding the identity of two diggers from a family photo, Damian sets out on a quest to put names to the faces. Whilst holidaying in Warrnambool, a series of curious events lead him to the discovery of a war diary in an op-shop that may finally link him to the legend.

A renowned stand up and character comedian, Damian Callinan [Backyard Ashes, Spicks & Specks, Skithouse, 774ABC] brings to life the pages of the diary as we meet Paddy Callinan and his 'push' as they set off for 'The Big Show'. The Lost WW1 Diary is a fresh take on the generation who travelled across the world to war and discovered that it's a long way to Tipperary without a GPS.

This production is suitable for secondary students, with links to the Australian Curriculum in Australian History, Study of Society & Environment, English and Drama.