Mud & Blood
Charlton Golden Grains Museum presents Mud & Blood. Charlton, birthplace of WWI hero, General H.E. Pompey Elliott, stages Mud and Blood, a compelling six-actor play by Meg McNena, directed powerfully by Alice Bishop with a stellar professional cast and innovative sound and light designers. Set 1914-1921 in battle and at home, Pompey (played by Darren Mort) inspires as husband, father, brother, general, Anzac veteran, and leader. He and a soldier's mother deal with his vow to look after his boys in war as if they were his own. Potent themes of family, duty, loyalty, trauma, betrayal, legacy and grief vividly unfold during world-changing times.
Meg McNena is an awarded writer, including an Amnesty International Freedom Writer Award. Director, Alice Bishop, who runs two theatre companies and has directed for many of Melbourne’s companies, including Redstitch, LaMama and Essential Theatre, has been nominated for a Green Room Award for best director. The lead male, Darren Mort, has many film, plays, and television credits including Utopia, Dr Blake Murder Mysteries, Neighbours, with international film awards for a recent movie he produced. For twenty-five years, the lead female, Anthea Davis, has worked with most of the television networks, toured extensively, appeared in films and at Melbourne’s theatres. The other actors, Lauren Bailey, David Kambouris, James Bolton, and Matt Connell have an impressive list of film, television and theatre credits.
2 July at the Rex Theatre, Charlton. 12:30pm followed by Q & A session and guest speaker, Ross McMullin or 6pm.