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June 30, 2022 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Stardust & The Mission (Double Bill)

Two powerful yet forgotten Australian stories uncovering our past to reveal who we are today.


Williams Memorial Hall, 7.30pm Thursday 30 June 2022

  • Doors open 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Show duration 2hrs including intermission
  • Licenced Bar run by Williams Repertory Club
  • BYO Food

FREE BUSES from Narrogin, Pingelly and Wagin! Book your free bus seat alongside your show ticket (more info below) & do a short survey after the show, to go in the draw to win 1 of 8 Narrogin Chamber of Commerce Vouchers

Tickets: $35 Adult, $30 Concession / Arts Narrogin Member, $20 Child


ABOUT THE SHOW:

Performed by award-winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, and acclaimed Gunditjmara actor, Tom Molyneux.

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 up, never to be opened again. But what was inside? Told through the eyes of his grandson – award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie – herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a heart-warming quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind.

THE MISSION follows the journey of “Fighting Gunditjmara” man, Allan McDonald – one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist for war. He fought at 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. This captivating and rollicking story, told by his great, great nephew, Gunditjmara man Tom Molyneux, tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle; fighting for Country, for love, and for justice.

Experience this award-winning double bill at the Williams Memorial Hall on Thursday 30 June 2022 and meet two ordinary individuals, whose extraordinary lives still reverberate to this day.


ADDITIONAL INFO:

FREE COMMUNITY BUSES

We are organising FREE buses to this event from some surrounding towns. We highly encourage you to book a seat. Supporting this initiative will help us in future grant applications for more buses! 

These buses are made possible by grant funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

Buses will depart from (and return to) the following towns: 

  • Narrogin – Departing YMCA carpark at 6.15pm
  • Pingelly – Departing PRACC 6pm
  • Wagin – Departing Cottage Homes at 6pm

Select your desired bus alongside your ticket purchase. We will get in touch with further details on your bus trip prior to the event. 


Appropriate Age range: 15+

Warnings: includes 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.

Acknowledgements
STARDUST + THE MISSION is supported by:

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