By Paul Sherman. Director: Lynne Wright. Arts Theatre, Brisbane, 21-25 April 2015
Audiences are currently suffering from overkill in the portrayal of the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC’s landing at Gallipoli, on film, television and in theatre.
The Arts Theatre’s contribution is a premiere production of ANZAC Bikkies, edited by director Lynne Wright from a script by Paul Sherman. Told as a series of vignettes it looks at the Gallipoli campaign through the eyes of soldiers, nurses and officers, and covers the embarkation of innocent youths going off to fight, the folly of the landing and the ineptitude of the British military.