What you said at 1812 Theartre…
The Intro Video http://youtu.be/XXOKsmxa8Bo
Vox pops (What you said) http://youtu.be/WQJp6_Lbqck
Presentation of The Lone Pine Guitar with Nick McCallum 7 Network
Anzac on the Wall-The story of Australian courage told and sung with humour, poetry and yarns to celebrate the upcoming centenary of Gallipoli in 2015. TV presenter-turned bush poet, Jim Brown’s award winning poem “Anzac on the Wall” sets the scene. It is the story of young Danny Clancy’s photo that was found in an antique store. ‘Who’s the Anzac’ I asked? ‘Those who knew have passed away long ago’ he replied. So I bought him and when I cleaned up the frame in the back were 2 letters & a telegram. One letter from him & one from his Mum & the tell tale telegram. So now he’s my Anzac on the wall.’ The show continues to capture the spirit of those men, not only caring about their mates but eager to hear news from home. The Aussie ‘Have a go’ spirit was born.
Jim is joined by Vince Brophy playing an array of instruments that compliments the poetry & songs. He even penned a song himself after reading postcards sent by his wife’s Grandfather telling his soon to be wife about the experience. These postcards are presented as overheads. Then there are the stories from the audience plus the Anzac Waltz Dance played and sung on a guitar made from a limb of the Lone Pine, made by Andy Allen of Maton Guitars and borrow with kind permission from The Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance.
‘I didn’t think I would be moved like that. It was fantastic. It makes you feel so proud of those men’ Audience member, Drum Theatre, Dandenong April 2013