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Untitled Document
The One Day of the Year by Alan Seymour
Redland Performing Arts Centre

Generations clash in this classic Australian play

The One Day of the Year explores the universal theme of father-son conflict against the background and nostalgic sentimentality of Anzac Day.

Alf is a working-class, Pom-hating veteran of the Second World War for whom Anzac Day is both an excuse for boozy camaraderie and a chance to compensate for the disappointments of civilian life. When his son, Hughie, refuses to attend the annual parade and Alf discovers he has written an anti-Anzac feature for his student newspaper with his upper-class girlfriend, Jan, family tensions hit boiling point.

First staged in 1960, Alan Seymour’s landmark play questioned the existence of an Australian class system and challenged us to re-examine a national identity welded to our military history, even in defeat. To this day, the play retains a resonance through our awareness of the post-conflict ripples that impact individuals, families and society.

Performance Times:
Saturday 18 April, 2pm
RPAC Auditorium
1 hr and 50 minutes, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change)
Adults  $20
Seniors/Pensioners $15
Student $10
Groups 10+ $15pp
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child
Booking Information:

You can book your tickets:

  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2–16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone – 3829 8131 (a $4.30 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office so that we can accommodate your needs.

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