A Queensland Theatre Company & Sydney Festival Production | Australia
World Premiere 

Directed by Wesley Enoch
Written by Tom Wright

To mark the eve of the centenary of the First World War, Sydney Festival presents a work of significance, scope and monumental ambition, in a world premiere event at Sydney Opera House. Directed by Wesley Enoch and written by Tom Wright, Black Diggers uncovers the contribution of First World War Aboriginal Diggers, following their exceptional stories from their homelands to the battlefields of Gallipoli, Palestine and Flanders. An all-male, all-Indigenous cast will evoke these heroic men, largely unknown to history.

Black Diggers is long overdue. Drawing upon new research and extensive consultation, the production reclaims a forgotten chapter of the story we tell ourselves about Australia's wartime legacy, shying away from none of it. Don't miss this uplifting landmark theatre event.

Latecomers will not be admitted
Low level coarse language, adult references to death and war

Please join us on Sunday 19 January 2:30pm-3:30pm in the Drama Theatre at Sydney Opera House for 
Black Diggers: A Conversation a free talk featuringWesley Enoch (Director, Black Diggers), Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA (Adjunct Professor, Centre for Australian Indigenous History, Australian National University) and Gary Oakley (Indigenous Liaison Officer, Australian War Memorial, National President of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association).

For people who are blind or vision impaired:

Audio described performance: 26 January at 5pm, with a tactile tour at 3pm. Bookings essential. 

Presented by Sydney Festival in association with The Balnaves Foundation

Full Cast & Credits

Photo: Aaron Tait 


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