THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED
Due to the current Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak RPAC will be temporarily closed as a precautionary measure to protect our audience and artists, and to help in efforts to reduce the spread of the virus.
As a result this event will not be going ahead.
The RPAC Box Office will be in contact in the next 10-15 business days to offer a refund, or you may wish to transfer your booking to another performance at RPAC later in the year or take a credit note.
There are a large number of events that have been impacted by this temporary closure, so we ask for your patience while we work through ticket transfers, credit notes and refunds. For more information visit the RPAC COVID-19 update page HERE >
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.
Following the performance, ex- Special Forces Commando, Tim Thomas from the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation(GMRF) will lead a post-show discussion on the issues of PTSD, veteran mental health and the work of the foundation. The Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation is a private research Foundation conducting clinical trials, liver and respiratory cancer research, and veteran mental health research. Tim Thomas is an official ambassador for GMRF and the Veteran Mental Health Initiative (VMHI) at the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation.
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