Out of the darkness, a vast field of bodies emerges. At the centre, a woman stands as storyteller; the voice and heart of a god, the elements, time itself, and of a thousand lives caught in war.

Alice Oswald’s Memorial is an exquisite elegy for each of the 215 dead soldiers named in Homer’s Iliad. In this richly layered, epic theatrical experience, the legendary Helen Morse brings impassioned life to Oswald’s words inside an otherworldly score by Golden Globe nominee Jocelyn Pook (Eyes Wide Shut), performed by an extraordinary ensemble of international musicians.

All the while, a 215-strong community chorus drawn from Brisbane moves as a haunting and uplifting presence across the stage, which evolves from battlefield to meadow to starlit sky.


A post show Q&A will follow the 1:30pm performance on Saturday, 8 September.


    Contains stories of war and use of haze effects. Suitable for ages 12+.


    A lockout period applies approximately 8 mins after start

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