Stardust/The Mission


Every family has a story to tell.

Join us for the captivating performance of Stardust/ The Mission, presented by masters of storytelling, the acclaimed The Space Company. These two pieces of theatre are presented together in the same show and tell unique Australian family stories, pieced together by unravelling ancestral histories.

For over 25 years, a locked wooden dresser sat in the family garage of ABC presenter, Joel Carnegie.
The dresser was a once prized possession of his grandfather, Col Brain. Col was one of Victoria’s most well-regarded musicians of his time, leading swing, brass and jazz bands across the state. But Col's dresser hadn’t been opened since he died. So what was inside? Herein lies the discovery of a time capsule of Australian musical life, in a heartwarming quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life, by the things he left behind.

"Best Performance By An Actor" [Joel Carnegie] and "Best Innovation" at the 2017 New York Festivals International Radio Awards.


The Mission
1914: Conflict on all fronts. 1939: A soldier at home and abroad. 1945: A stranger on his own land.
Allan McDonald was one of Victoria’s first Indigenous soldiers to enlist for war, only to be denied a soldier’s settlement on his return to Australia, and forced from his traditional land at the Lake Condah Mission. Allan’s steps are retraced by his great great nephew and fellow Gunditjmara man, award winning actor Tom Molyneux (The Nose; The Ministry), and tells a story about fighting for justice whatever the cost.

The Memo, Healesville
Sat 14 Sep 7.30pm

$28 Full
$24 Concession
$22 Group 6+
$18 Under 26

Healesville Memorial Hall
235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
1300 368 333

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