STARDUST + THE MISSION by The Space Company


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.

Two powerful yet forgotten Australian stories uncovering our past to reveal who we are today.

1st Jan 2022 to 13th Jul 2022

The Space Company
Duration: 100 min plus 20 min interval
Artform: Drama
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Date Venue Location More info
1st Jan 2022 Regional Arts Victoria 370 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000
17th Feb 2022 Chapel Off Chapel 12 Lt Chapel St, Prahran, 3181
1st Mar 2022 Lighthouse Theatre 185 Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280
3rd Mar 2022 The Cube 118 Hovell Street, Wodonga, 3689
5th Mar 2022 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
8th Mar 2022 Horsham Town Hall Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
10th Mar 2022 Wyndham Cultural Centre 177 Watton St, Werribee, 3030
30th Mar 2022 Moncrieff Entertainment Centre 177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg, 4670
1st Apr 2022 Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre 5 Walker Street, Maryborough, 4650
2nd Apr 2022 The J 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads, 4567
5th Apr 2022 The Arts House, Wyong 19-21 Margaret Street, Wyong, 2259
14th Apr 2022 Jetty Memorial Theatre Cnr Harbour Drive and Edinburgh Street, Coffs Harbour, 2450
19th Apr 2022 Quirindi Royal Theatre Henry Street, Quirindi, NSW, Quirindi, 2343
20th Apr 2022 The Crossing Theatre 117 Tibbereena Street, Narrabri, 2390
22nd Apr 2022 The Civic, Gunnedah 63 Elgin Street, Gunnedah, 2380
23rd Apr 2022 Capitol Theatre Peel St, Tamworth
27th Apr 2022 Civic Theatre Newcastle Hunter St, Newcastle, 2300
29th Apr 2022 Riverside Theatres Cnr Church & Market Streets, Parramatta, 2150
30th Apr 2022 Riverside Theatres Cnr Church & Market Streets, Parramatta, 2150
3rd May 2022 Cowra Civic Centre 104 Darling Street, Cowra, 2794
4th May 2022 Tuggeranong Arts Centre Tuggeranong, ACT, 2901
5th May 2022 Tuggeranong Arts Centre Tuggeranong, ACT, 2901
7th May 2022 The Twyford 16 Market Street, Merimbula, 2548
10th May 2022 Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre Burns Way, Wagga Wagga, 2650
1st Jun 2022 Burnie Arts and Functions Centre 77 - 79 Wilmot Street, Burnie, 7320
2nd Jun 2022 Theatre North 55/57 Brisbane St, Launceston, 7250
4th Jun 2022 Theatre Royal, Hobart 29 Campbell Street, Hobart, 7000
23rd Jun 2022 Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre 48 Canning Road, Kalamunda, 6076
24th Jun 2022 Don Russell Performing Arts Centre Murdoch Rd, Thornlie, 6108
25th Jun 2022 Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre Tom Latch Drive, Harvey, 6220
30th Jun 2022 Narrogin Town Hall 89 Earl Street, Narrogin, 6312
2nd Jul 2022 Albany Entertainment Centre 2 Toll Place, Albany, 6330
5th Jul 2022 Esperance Civic Centre Council Place, Esperance, 6450
7th Jul 2022 Goldfields Arts Centre Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie, 6430
9th Jul 2022 Cummins Theatre 31 Bates St, Merredin, 6415
13th Jul 2022 The Capital Theatre 50 View St, Bendigo, 3550