The One Day of the Year

Written by Alan Seymour. Directed by Kaye Lopez. 

21 March to 12 April 2014

By arrangement with HLA Management Australia.

Is Anzac Day just an excuse for “one long grog-up” or is it a day when we as a Nation reflect on those who have paid the ultimate price? When Hughie Cook helps his girlfriend Jan write a newspaper article critical of Anzac Day, it sets up conflict with his father Alf, an ex-servicemen. This play questions the institution of Anzac Day, the sacred cow among Australian annual celebrations. It is the genuine nature of the characters however, that gives the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousness of youth; and Wacka, the Anzac, with his simple, healing wisdom.

Performance dates:
Friday 21st March, 8pm
Saturday 22nd March, 5pm
Sunday 23rd March, 5pm
Wednesday 26th March, 8pm
Friday 28th March, 8pm
Saturday 29th March, 8pm
Sunday 30th March, 5pm
Friday 4th April, 8pm
Saturday 5th April, 8pm
Sunday 6th April, 5pm
Wednesday 9th April, 8pm
Friday 11th April, 8pm
Saturday 12th April, 8pm

Please see our Bookings page for booking information.