Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

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

Follow Sister Florence Whiting on her four year odyssey — from departure on the troopship Kyarra, to tours of duty in the Dardanelles, on Lemnos, in Egypt, France and the Western Front.

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.

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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NSW Centenary of Anzac
First World War Centenary
100 years of Anzac / The spirit lives 2014-2018


Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road
(enter via Shepherd Street)
Getting here by car
Ample free parking at the venue
Get directions with Google Maps
Getting here by train
Casula Station is first stop after Liverpool (from Sydney) or Glenfield (from Campbelltown)
South/Cumberland line – timetable Transport Info


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General Admission
$25 Adult, $20 Concession, $15 School groups (teachers free – minimum 10 students)
Post-show lunch, Thursday only
Shepherd’s pie served with seasonal vegetables or pumpkin arancini served with salad $17
Box office
Phone 9824 1121

Show times

Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 March, 11am
Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March, 7pm
85 minutes, with 15 minute interval
Latecomers will be seated during a suitable break in the performance

The Venue

There is an industrial monumentality to the building that dwarfs yet cradles the individual, a sense of the mechanised world controlled by man, hints at the ‘machine of war.’ And yet there are the bell-birds and nature so close.

One thing the nurses and soldiers always described in their letters was the sounds, the body and mind-rattling boom of shelling, the calls of the wounded, the ceaseless commotion, but also the clarity and peace remembered in bird song. Nature amidst man-made chaos.

Through These Lines is well matched with the industrial presence of the powerhouse, the ping of the resident bell-birds.

CPAC is also at the heart of south-western Sydney, an area prominent in the war effort in so many ways… Liverpool hospital home — both before and after the war — to women of the nursing services and the army camp at Casula, just two examples. CPAC will be an important point of focus for the community when commemorating the Anzac centenary in April 2015.

It is time to bring the story to greater Sydney.

— Cheryl Ward

Casula Powerhouse 2015 season