The Factory Theatre

Through These Lines: 2015 cast

A special adaption of the play

Towards Lemnos 1915

presented as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney

The importance of the Australian nurses’ experience on Lemnos cannot be understated.

To honour that experience a special 70 minute adaptation of Through These Lines has been commissioned by Lemnos1915 and the Lemnian community and presented by the Greek Festival of Sydney.

This one-off performance will document Sister Florence Whiting’s journey from Australia, to the dramatic events off Gallipoli, followed by her life-altering experiences on the island of Lemnos.

Florence, unknowingly, still has 3 years of service to go but it is on the island of Lemnos, where she is challenged both professionally and personally, that she finds herself .

Based on the letters and diaries of Australian army nurses, Through These Lines offers an intimate and unique theatrical experience, performed by a talented ensemble cast with authentic costumes and props for an immersive experience of the tumult of war.

Absolutely brilliant! Don’t miss it — the story of Australia’s WWI army nurses told with exhilarating style.

We were stunned by the performances … the cast and crew can be very proud of the show … a treasure in the 100th anniversary year of the War to End Wars

Uplifting, terrifying and sad all at the same time … The cast was absolutely brilliant and swept the entire audience up in the history, struggles, happiness of love and crippling devastation of war. Get to see this show if you can, you won’t be sorry

Poignant, thought provoking – great balance of pathos, humour and insight

Through These Lines

March 2015


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105 Victoria Road
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$38 adult, $30 concession, $18 school groups
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One show only

Sunday 15 March, 4.30pm
70 minutes, no interval
Latecomers will be seated during a suitable break in the performance
This performance is in English


Lemnos (Greek: Λήμνος, Limnos) is an island of Greece in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. In 1915 the deep-water harbour at Moudros was used as a marshalling point for the attack on the Dardanelles, some 50 nautical miles away.

As a medical facility, the island was intended initially to deal with “light cases” only, those classified as likely to be well within twenty-eight days. But the ‘rush of wounded’ from the early August offensive and the ‘flood of sick’ that followed in late August, September and October necessitated its development as an intermediate military medical base.

No. 3 Australian General Hospital and No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital were based at West Mudros alongside Canadian and British units.

About 130 Australian women served at these hospitals. Many nurses also served on the hospital ships that passed through Lemnos to evacuate wounded from the Gallipoli peninsula.

map of Lemnos in relation to Gallipoli and Anzac Cove