Mud and Blood, a compelling WWI play by Meg McNena is directed powerfully by Alice Bishop.
Gallipoli and The Somme are re-lived; letters of love span the sea; women’s hands and voices are busy. Set 1914-1921 in battle and at home, real-life hero, Pompey Elliott, inspires as husband, father, general, Anzac veteran, leader. He and a soldier’s mother deal with his vow to look after his boys in war as if they were his own. Potent themes of family, duty, trauma, betrayal, legacy and grief vividly unfold.