A special adaption of the play
presented as part of the Greek Festival of Sydney
The importance of the Australian nurses’ experience on Lemnos cannot be understated.
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
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.
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.