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Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

Closing 26 April

One hundred years have passed since the Great War yet some stories remain untold – Black Diggers is one of them.

Through interweaving vignettes, an all-star cast of male actors tells of the hundreds of dispossessed Indigenous soldiers who heard the call to arms and stepped up to fight for Australia on the battlefields of Europe.

Drawing from interviews with the families of these soldiers, as well as conversations with veterans, historians and academics, this production tells a story of honour and sacrifice, with a lightness of touch and an Aussie-larrikin attitude.

Following critically acclaimed seasons in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide Black Diggers is already a contemporary classic. Poignant, funny, heartbreaking and wise, Black Diggers ensures that after the curtain falls we will finally remember all who served.