Palmerston Projects Pty Ltd

This immersive (and sometimes loud) production is about the journey of one larrikin Private Morris Powell, played by recent high school grad Savier D'Arsie-Marquez. His story takes us from the streets of Melbourne where he signs up for an adventure, to the wilds of New Guinea where he confronts the horrors of the ruthless and imperialistic Japanese army as it sweeps through the South Pacific in 1942.

The battles along the Kokoda Track were as significant as any in this country’s history. The potential loss of Pt Moresby would have been a significant setback for allied air, sea and ground control of the region, opening up the potential for the invasion of Australia. Our former Prime Minister, Paul Keating, observed on the 50th anniversary of the campaign in 1992 that “these were the heroic days of Australia’s history”.

The production includes a complex soundscape and lighting design. Teacher notes will be provided.

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A theatre production for multiple players is in development and will be available for schools use by 31st July 2017.

Loud battle sounds including bombs. Depictions of death. Strobe like lighting. Minor foul language.

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, History


Australian History 20th Century, World War II, Pacific War, Kokoda New Guinea,




80 minutes


$15 students. Teachers are free (subject to capacity constraints.)


Star Theatres #2 (Hilton, SA)

School Term:
Term 3


Wednesday 26th July - 10am
Thursday 27th July - 10am (with Q&A)
Friday 28th July - 10am (with Q&A)
Wednesday 2nd August - 10am
Thursday 3rd August - 10am (with Q&A)
Friday 4th August - 10am (with Q&A)

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