The piece is a tearjerker and works in subtle ways – especially as it coincides with ANZAC Day and all of the thoughts, emotions and debates that emerge from its yearly remembrance.
In this co-production from Black Swan State Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre, love and loss are explored in a riveting performance that pulls out all the stops.
There are some beautiful young spirits in this cast, who attack each song with unbridled energy and enthusiasm. Their ability to hold both pitch and focus throughout a very warm performance was commendable.
Utilising a talent base of actors with disabilities, Back to Back Theatre aim to create contemporary performances based on the experiences and imaginings of participants and, in the process, devise works that hold more universal truths.
It is clearly an extraordinary work, performed by outstanding talent and composed with great thought and precision, but it is less of a shared experience between audience and performers, and more a polarising exercise in insular boundary-pushing.