Dead Men’s Wars explores the place of young people within the ANZAC legacy in both Australia and New Zealand, and the evolution of our relationship over the past century.

A vital, new theatre work developed by Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre NZ, Dead Men’s Wars is a fast-moving, contemporary perspective of the ANZAC traditions. For this generation – boldly challenging ANZAC mythology and interrogating gender inequities.

This brand new work by 2014 Bruce Mason Playwriting Award winner, Ralph McCubbin Howell (NZ) will reinvigorate audiences to redefine the relevance of the ANZAC spirit for the next century, as we re-connect the NZ voice to Australia’s ANZAC narrative.

Dead Men’s Wars will premiere in Canberra and tour to Wellington, NZ.

Supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund Dead Men’s Wars was originally commissioned by Canberra Youth Theatre with the support of Australia Council, artsACT, the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, and Long Cloud Youth Theatre Wellington (NZ), with the support of BATS Theatre through STAB 2015 and WW100 funded by Creative New Zealand.

Cast & Crew

Errenn Ball

Errenn Ball
Cast

Theo Boggs

Theo Boggs
Cast

Lydia Buckley-Gorman

Lydia Buckley-Gorman
Cast

Brenton Cleaves

Brenton Cleaves
Cast

Richard Cotta

Richard Cotta
Cast

Andrew Eddey

Andrew Eddey
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Patrick Galen-Mules

Patrick Galen-Mules
Cast

Bella Guarerra

Bella Guarerra
Cast

Liam Kelly

Liam Kelly
Cast

Nathalie Morris

Nathalie Morris
Cast

Charlotte Palmer

Charlotte Palmer
Cast

Layla Rai Cambourne

Layla Rai Cambourne
Cast

Zoe Swan

Zoe Swan
Cast

Harrison Terrill

Harrison Terrill
Cast

Peta Treble

Peta Treble
Cast

Mia Tuco

Mia Tuco
Cast

Anneka van der Velde

Anneka van der Velde
Cast

Ralph McCubbin Howell

Ralph McCubbin Howell
Playwright

Brett Adam

Brett Adam
Director

Lily della Porta

Lily della Porta
Assistant Director

Karla Conway

Karla Conway
Dramaturg

Johnboy Davidson

Johnboy Davidson
Producer

Gillian Schwab

Gillian Schwab
The Street Production and Technical Manager

Christian Nowak

Christian Nowak
Set and Costume Design

Niklas Pajanti

Niklas Pajanti
Lighting Design

Coleman Grehan

Coleman Grehan
Sound Design