An autobiographical account of the toll war takes on its veterans, told through the eyes of 17-year-old Doug, sent by his stoic father to work the land with Jack, a war veteran, during a harsh, hot summer.
An unlikely friendship develops between the 38-year-old battler of the bush and bottle and the curious, hormonally-charged teen. Combining lyrical, poetic stories of war and tales of Doug’s father’s bravery, Uncle Jack is a coming-of-age tale told in perfect timing with the centenary of the ANZACs.
Featuring extracts from the real wartime journal of Lieutenant Colonel William (Bill) Lonnie C.V.O., C.B.E., M.C. this snapshot of Australian history is an account of how storytelling and distance can change our perception of the men we think we know.
Contains coarse language.
Playwright: Ross Lonnie // Producer: Talei Howell Price // Director: Soseh Yekanians // Lighting Design: Tegan Evans // Set Design: Patrick James Howe // Sound Design: Carley Gagliardi // Featuring: Ben Hall + Quintin George // Marketing & Publicity: Adrienne Downes // Image: Brigette Downes