Stardust & The Mission

Saturday 2nd July 2022


Performed by award-winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, and acclaimed Gunditjmara actor, Tom Molyneux.


Stardust tells the story of bandleader and trumpet player, Col Brain. Before he died, Col placed his most prized life possessions into a cupboard and locked it up, never to be opened again. But what was inside? Told through the eyes of his grandson – award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie – herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a heart-warming quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind.

The Mission follows the journey of “Fighting Gunditjmara” man, Allan McDonald – one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist for war. He fought at Gallipoli and Beersheba, only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his ultimate return to Australia and forced from his land at the Lake Condah Mission. This captivating and rollicking story, told by his great, great nephew, Gunditjmara man Tom Molyneux, tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle; fighting for Country, for love, and for justice.

Experience this award-winning double bill and meet two ordinary individuals, whose extraordinary lives still reverberate to this day.


Stardust & The Mission is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the RISE Fund; by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; by Creative Partnerships Australia through ACF Boost; the Robert Salzer Foundation; City of Stonnington and Chapel off Chapel; and the Geelong Arts Centre.

Stardust & The Mission has been created and produced by The Space Company with the 2022 national tour coordinated by Regional Arts Victoria.

Event Details

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre

Cost: $45.00

Enquiries

Organisation: Albany Entertainment Centre

Website: https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/albany-entertainment-centre/whats-on/stardust-the-mission/

Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 2nd July 2022

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