Minefields and Miniskirts
By Siobhan McHugh
Directed - Sharryn Marshall
Production Manager - Leanne Gooding
The flip side of the coin.
The sheilas’ turn to tell the stories of Australia’s longest and most unpopular war.
As Australia approaches the centenary of the First World War Armistice, a significant date when the world optimistically claimed the victory to be for “the war to end all wars”, there is great poignancy in this female view of only one of the wars that have followed.
Nearly a thousand Australian women had a part in the Vietnam War as entertainers, typists, consular staff and army nurses. Their lives were changed forever - for many of them it was the most vital and alive they have ever felt.
Minefields and Miniskirts records the voices of those who were actually there; ordinary woman revealing how they survived a war and discovered what they believed in. Adapted from Siobhan McHugh's book, this play reveals, through a collage of true stories, the extraordinary experiences of ordinary women in surviving a war.
INFORMATION AND AUDITIONS
Director - Sharryn Marshall
Production Manager - Leane Gooding
Dates - April 25, 27, 28 & 29th, 2018
The Old Drouin Butter Factory
Auditions - Wednesday 21 February 2018 @ 7pm @ The Dogbox, Smith Street, Warragul (above Warragul Municipal Band Room)
Information please call Leane on 0407 444 430