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Hallowed Ground

Four women. Many stories. A century of service.

Lilian, a surgeon in her fifties, denied military service in World War One, serves with the renowned Scottish Women’s Hospital in the remote Balkan snowfields. In World War Two, Mary, a radiologist, finds herself the only woman among 3000 British troops bound for the Middle East. As a peacekeeper on active service in Iraq, young doctor Tam is plagued by dreams of her own refugee experience, fleeing war-torn Saigon. Catherine, a surgeon in Afghanistan, reflects on the journeys of the remarkable women who paved the way for her own experience as a modern military doctor. Four women converse across a century.

Hallowed Ground – Women Doctors in War was realised with assistance from the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund, Auspicious Arts Projects and La Mama Theatre.  It was performed at the Australian War Memorial, for The Australian Medical Association, Australasian Military Medical Association, a fundraising performance for Legacy and at La Mama’s Carlton Courthouse, Adelaide Fringe, regional Victoria with assistance from Regional Arts Victoria and at Edinburgh Fringe Festival winning a Summerhall Lustrum award


“Superb performances, an outstanding ensemble.”

“This is first class storytelling.”

The Plus Ones

“Superb writing.”

“This work is a triumph.”

Stage Whispers

“The actors give powerful and honest performances.”

Adelaide Theatre Guide

“ **** Powerful, insightful and engaging”

Broadway Baby

**** Powerful, poignant and quietly political”

 Video links:

Click here to see Hallowed Ground trailer

Click here to see Hallowed Ground Meet the Cast

Click to see Hallowed Ground Meet the Director

Click to see Hallowed Ground Meet the Designer

Photo by Nancy Flammea of Captured Image Photography Melbourne


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