Queensland Day Play 2023 - The Other Diggers
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Fri 02 Jun 2023 - Sun 11 Jun 2023
2022 marked the 80th Anniversary of the formation of the Australian Women's Land Army (AWLA), more commonly known at the time as the "Land Girls". Modelled on Great Britain's Women's Land Army the organisation was created to allow women to replace men to meet the shortfall in the agricultural labour force, particularly following Japan's entry into the Second World War.
These women planted and tended crops - vegetables, fruit, and cotton - raised poultry and pigs, as well as meeting all other requirements to keep the agricultural businesses functioning, such as driving trucks, tractors and harvesters. At its peak, there were 3,000 women engaged in these activities.
Members of the AWLA were not accorded the same benefits as members of the other women's services. Indeed, it was not until 1985 that they were granted permission to march in the annual ANZAC Day Parade. In 1995 members were awarded the Civilian Service Medal after a Committee of Enquiry recommendation. Seven decades after the formation of the AWLA the Government officially thanked the organisation for its efforts during the War.
Redland Museum, with its rich and varied collections, is full of stories – and stories are what make theatre. Theatre Redlands, a group of experienced theatre operatives, driven by a commitment to producing high-quality community theatre, utilise the collections of the Redland Museum, to tell stories. And there are so many stories within the Museum walls!
The coming production by Theatre Redlands is a theatrical tribute to the Australian Women's Land Army, those remarkable women who "made bullets with bread". The Other Diggers
, written and directed by Jan Nary, has scheduled performances as follows:
Friday 2nd June
Saturday 3rd June
Friday 9th June
Saturday 10th June
;Museum doors will open at 5:30pm with Dinner being served promptly at 6.00pm. The Curtain will rise at 7.00pm, concluding at 9.30pm which includes a 20 minute interval where you can purchase wine, beer, soft drink or tea/coffee.
Tickets cost $39.00 each and include Dinner consisting of Spicy Pumpkin Soup topped with crispy bacon and a warm dinner roll, followed by Bread and Butter Pudding for dessert.
Sunday 4th June
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Museum doors will open from 10.00am with Lunch being served promptly at 12:30pm. The Curtain will rise at 1.00pm, concluding at 3.30pm which includes a 20 minute interval where you can purchase wine, beer, soft drink or tea/coffee.
Tickets cost $39.00 each and include Lunch consisting of Spicy Pumpkin Soup topped with crispy bacon and a warm dinner roll, followed by Bread and Butter Pudding for dessert.
For tickets and additional information go here.
The venue is air-conditioned, so don't be concerned about the weather. Bar facilities will be available taking cash only and there will be raffle tickets for sale.
Redlands Museum is located at 60 Smith Street, Cleveland. There is both off-street and street parking.
Add this one to your Must Do List: a history lesson and a fun time out all at once.
!date 02/06/2023 -- 11/06/2023
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