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The Girls in Grey
November 5, 2015 @ 12:30 am - 2:30 am
The Shift Theatre presents The Girls in Grey by Carolyn Bock and Helen Hopkins
The Girls in Grey is a powerful play for all Australians, young and old, that brings to dramatic life the story of Australian Army Nurses during the Great War. Elsie Grace and Alice leave our shores in 1914 determined to prove their worth and find adventure.¬† Spanning Egypt, Lemnos Island and the Western Front, they experience a time in our history that irrevocably changes the world. ¬†Commended by historians for its authenticity, this inspirational play brings the voices of the nurses into the world of theatre and sweeps the audience into a vivid and candid retelling of life on active¬†service.
The Shift Theatre proudly bring you¬† ‚Äì The Girls in Grey.
With the centenary of The Great War, this powerful story commemorates the service of the nurses who served during World War I.
In a story developed from eyewitness accounts, The Girls in Grey brings the voices of three Australian Army Nurses to life in a vivid and candid retelling of life on active service. Leaving our shores in 1914, Elsie Grace and Alice set out to prove their worth and find adventure. Spanning Egypt,
Lemnos Island and then the Western Front, their courage, endurance and love rally against the tragedy of a war that irrevocably changes the world.
Acclaimed by historians and featuring a fine ensemble cast, The Girls in Grey is an important and accessible new play that reaches across the generations uniting young and old in a compelling fusion of theatre and history.
The Girls in Grey was shortlisted for the National Play Festival and on the 2012 VCE Drama curriculum.
Sometimes it gets like that
Like thousands of them
Calling you at once
Of course you do your best
Worst are first
And sometimes everything goes quiet
And we all listen
And we wait
For that drone
And then the thud
And you wonder where it fell
And who it got