Mud and Blood - World War I Play

31 Aug at 12pm and 8pm

Local hero General 'Pompey' Elliott led the Essendon Rifles and took most with him to WWI after a farewell at Essendon Town Hall..

This compelling play by Moonee Ponds writer, Meg McNena, is directed powerfully by Alice Bishop. Set 1914-1921, in battle and at home, Pompey inspires as husband, father, brother, general, Anzac, veteran, leader. He and a soldier's mother deal with his vow to look after his boys in war as if they were his own. Women's contribution and their struggles also drive the drama. Potent themes of family, duty, loyalty, trauma, betrayal, legacy and grief vividly unfold during world-changing times.

The matinee performance will be followed by a Q&A and then by a talk by Ross McMullin, an award winning historian, biographer and author of two books on Pompey Elliott.

The matinee running times (approx):
Performance: 12.00 - 13.20
Q&A: 13.20 - 13.35
Break: 13.35 - 13.45
WWI Talk: 13.45 - 14.30
Questions: 14.30 - 14.45

Duration: approximately 80 minutes,no interval. Note: 12pm performance is followed by a Q&A and interval (approximately 160 minutes in total).

Adult $40
Children (17 and under) $25
Student (FT) $25
Concession (Age Pensioner) $28
Concession (Health Care) $28
Family (2 Adult / 2 Child) $110

Children older than 18 months require a ticket. 

Looking to purchase 10 or more? Please contact our Box Office.

School Groups of 10 or more, please contact our Box Office.

*Seniors Card does not qualify for a Concession price.

**Proof of eligibility required at time of booking.

***If you require a wheelchair space, please contact the Box Office to arrange your booking.

Contact the Box Office on (03) 9243 9191.