SYDNEY II: Lost and Found

SYDNEY II:
Lost and Found

SYDNEY II: Lost and Found

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Written by Jenny Davis. Directed by Stuart Halusz. Featuring Myles Pollard, Morgan Dukes, Tom O'Sullivan.
A true story of romance, danger, courage and fateful decisions. From the dark days of WWII and a race against time over sixty years later, comes a story of love, loss and hope.

When HMAS Sydney II was sunk by the disguised German Raider HSK Kormoran in November 1941, it took with it, along with her entire crew of 645 men, the hopes and dreams of a nation as the war arrived on our doorstep. Among the Sydney’s crew was a young Western Australian Able Seaman, Allan Rowe. Recently wed, Allan had only just learned that he was to be a father. For 66 years Allan’s wife, Jessie, and their daughter, Ellen, hoped that one day the wreck of The Sydney would be located.

In 2008, due to the persistence of the volunteer Directors of the Finding Sydney Foundation, that dream became true.

In commemoration of its 80th anniversary in 2021, SYDNEY II: Lost and Found will tell the real life story of the dramatic loss of the pride of the Royal Australian Navy, off the coast of Geraldton. This epic story of love and loss, fear and courage, and the resolution of a mystery for those who persisted and never gave up hope, will be brought to life using the immediacy of theatre with the visual impact of cinema, continuing the ground-breaking format discovered with A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life. Acclaimed actor Myles Pollard (McLeod’s DaughtersHome and AwaySea Patrol) leads a West Australian cast including Morgan Dukes and Tom O’Sullivan, across oceans and eras as we chart the loss and discovery of Australia’s famous warship and her valiant crew.

Stuart Halusz, Artistic Director THEATRE 180, says, “In a world that is facing great challenges now, and in the future, we gain so much insight from reflecting on the dangers faced by Australians in the past and the qualities of courage, humour, endurance, love and tenacity that brought us through.”

A story of great courage and heart. A story for all Australians.

Duration 105min (no interval)
Content warning Explosions, war scenes

SEASON DATES  Aug – Nov

This production is made possible through the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative

Produced with the assistance of the Western Australian Museum

Image: Stewart Thorpe Photography

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Click on the + signs below for performance times. Click on performance times to book tickets.

ACE Cinema, 1 Syren St, Rockingham 18 - 22 Aug

18 Aug 2021

22 Aug 2021

Orana Cinema, 451 Albany Hwy, Albany, 26 Aug - 1 Sept

26 Aug 2021

31 Aug 2021

Orana Cinema, 27 Albert St, Busselton, 3 - 10 Sept (3rd Sept SOLD OUT)

Orana Cinema, 26 Oswald St, South Kalgoorlie, 15 - 19 Sept

15 Sep 2021

16 Sep 2021

17 Sep 2021

19 Sep 2021

ACE Cinema, 262 - 264 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland, 29 Oct - 3 Nov

29 Oct 2021

31 Oct 2021

03 Nov 2021

Grand Cinema, 639 Beach Rd, Warwick, 6 - 10 Nov

Orana Cinema, 229 - 235 Marine Tce, Geraldton, 13 - 21 Nov

14 Nov 2021

17 Nov 2021

19 Nov 2021

21 Nov 2021

The Team

Writer

Jenny Davis

Director

Stuart Halusz

Cast

Myles Pollard
Morgan Dukes
Tom O'Sullivan
Janet Pettigrew

Sound Designer

Ben Collins

Composer

Ron Siemiginowski

Audio Visual Designer

Michael Paget

Audio Visual Production

Sunburnt Films

Stage Manager

Aaron Stirk

Assistant Stage Manager

Finlay Pedler

Assistant to the Director

Kate Manson

Wardrobe Manager

Elvie Haluszkiewicz

Costume Intern

Chandre Clark

Costume Intern

Christina Piasecka

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