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Media — 2014

TurnAround Productions and No Rest for the Wicked present
2014 Tour of Regional New South Wales

“Out of the ordinary” — Sydney Morning Herald

“Grabs the audience’s attention and emotions right ‘til the very end” — The Blurb

“Sad. Affecting. And very worthwhile.” — Crikey

Through These Lines is an intimate and unique theatrical experience, bringing to life the extraordinary contributions made by the women of the Australian Army Nursing Service during the Great War: the relationships they formed, the fears and dangers they faced, the laughter and camaraderie they shared, their hopes, dreams, private losses and personal victories.

Through These Lines has been a labour of love for writer/actor/producer Cheryl Ward, a project that began its life as a site-specific production at the Munitions Tunnels at Headland Park, Middle Head on Sydney Harbour in 2010, when all performances were sold out.

In the four years since then, she has undertaking further research in Australia, the UK and Europe, and rewritten and workshopped the script to shape the passionate and exhilarating play that regional centres in NSW will be fortunate to experience this year.

Cheryl, and producer partner Paul Whiteley of TurnAround Productions, have assembled a top-class creative team of theatre professionals to bring this story to life.


Production images

Please credit photos © Bob Seary

Cast at Trial Bay

Please credit photos © Christian Charisiou Photography

Cast images

Please credit photos © Bob Seary

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Audio download

Pre-recorded interview grabs (mp3) with playwright Cheryl Ward available on request — please email us


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Then and now

Australian nurses on Lemnos during the Gallipoli campaign.

One of a series of then and now photos by writer Cheryl Ward that have had a great response online. As part of her research, Cheryl traveled to the island with historic photographs to find the forgotten Australian hospitals.

Access the photos on Flickr — licensed with Creative Commons

High resolution copies for print available on request.


For interview requests, photo ops, images and review tickets, please contact:

Alice Livingstone, Twin Monkeys Media

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