Following its incredible sold-out season at the State Library of NSW in 2015, Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) will present A Town Named Warboy by award-winning playwright Ross Mueller at Riverside Theatres from 12th to 13th June.
Drawing on the Library's jaw-dropping collection of World War One diaries, photographs and letters, A Town Named Warboy breathes life into the personal accounts of four young men who set sail for the far side of the world. One of those young men is Snow, an army signaller returned to Australia from the Dardanelles minus a hand and with a head full of voices of the mates he went to war with and left behind at Lone Pine.
Shining a light on the human face of war are an exceptional young cast including Josh McElroy (Sport for Jove's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Simon Croker (Dead Man Walking, State Theatre), Edward McKenna (Actors Centre Australia 2014) and Ryan Morgan (The Crossing - ABC Online).
Originally co-commissioned by ATYP and the State Library of NSW in 2015 to mark the ANZAC Centenary, the production returns to Sydney for the Riverside season at the end of its national tour and in the final year of the commemorations. Riverside Theatres has presented work over the four years around the themes including dance, music, and theatre.
Cast Josh McElroy, Simon Croker, Edward McKenna and Ryan Morgan Director Fraser Corfield Playwright Ross Mueller Design Adrienn Lord Lighting Design Emma Lockhart-Wilson Composer Steve Francis Sound Design Alistair Wallace.