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On the 25th of April 1915, the British landed Australian soldiers at Gallipoli as part of an offensive against the Turkish control of the Dardanelles.

Of the 1500 men who landed in the first wave, only 755 remained in active service at the end of that day. Over the following nine months, more than 7,500 Australians lost their lives. The campaign was then aborted and victory was handed to the Turks. The landings at Gallipoli went on to become one of the most immortal events in Australian history.

Gallipoli – A Manual of Trench Warfare takes place in a sandbagged trench at Gallipoli, 1915 and puts a perspective on the Great War’s legend of heroism. The main character is Barry Moon, a country boy battling not only the enemy, but himself and the establishment.

Coming just fourteen years after the Federation of Australia, the Gallipoli campaign was one of the first international events that saw Australians taking part – as Australians. The Anzac spirit also tends to capture the idea of an Australian and New Zealand “national character”, with the Gallipoli Campaign often described as being the moment of ‘birth of the nationhood’ of both Australia and New Zealand.

Show Warnings:
– Smoke effects
– Gun shots
– Cigarette smoking

EVAN Theatre Show Times

Monday 20th April – 1st show 10:30am / 2nd show 8pm
Tuesday 21st April – 1st show 10:30am / 2nd show 8pm
Wednesday 22nd April – One show only 8pm
Thursday 23rd April – One show only 8pm
Friday 24th April – 1st show 10:30am / 2nd show 8pm


Acknowledgement of Country

Penrith Panthers players and staff respect and honour the traditional custodians of the land and pay our respects to their elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.