The Mission

THE MISSION

Courthouse Youth Arts, The Space Company and the City of Greater Geelong present a special FREE Remembrance Day performance of The Mission.

MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 

 5:30 PM

The Mission tells the story of Allan McDonald: a “Fighting Gunditjmara” man from South-West Victoria, who was one of Australia’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. So what drives someone to fight for a country that doesn’t even recognise them as a citizen? How do you keep fighting in an unjust world and why? Allan’s great-great nephew, award winning Gunditjmara man Tom Molyneux shares this story of war, love and loss.

 

CAST & CREW

Tom Molyneux – Performer

James Jackson – Director

Joel Carnegie – Musical Director

Jane Millett – Production Manager

Justin Gardam – Sound Designer

John Collopy – Lighting Designer

 

GEELONG WEST BRASS BAND

Jeff Steele – Cornet

Gemma Lynch – Cornet

Sarah Durran – Cornet

Nicole Pernice – Tenor Horn

Caitlin Taylor – Euphonium

Callum Edwards – Trombone

Jacqui Francis – Tuba

 

Supported by the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Arts Centre, Courthouse Youth Arts and Auspicious Arts Projects.