Word Adelaide
Red Cross Letters

The Red Cross Letters

When: Sunday, 18 Aug 2013, 12:30pm / 3:00pm
Where: Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia

State Theatre Company of South Australia, the State Library and Word Adelaide collaborated on The Red Cross Letters – a project that formed part of Word Adelaide.

Based upon the collections held at the State Library, The Red Cross Letters was a performed reading of a selection of letters sent to the South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau during World War I by Australians seeking news of their missing or injured loved ones on the front, and the replies. The correspondence, coordinated by the Bureau, included accounts from military commanders, soldiers and mates who fought alongside those lost or wounded, medical staff and volunteers.

There were two performances of The Red Cross Letters held in the historic, wood-paneled Mortlock Chamber at the State Library on Sunday 18 August at 12:30pm and 3:00pm.

Assembled and edited by playwright Verity Laughton, The Red Cross Letters were directed by State Theatre Company Artistic Director Geordie Brookman and featured a cast of some of Adelaide’s best actors as well as a live score performed by Matthew Gregan.

The Red Cross Letters

To see more photos from this event, click here.

For more on The Red Cross Letters, click here for a preview posted on Weekend Notes.

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