Memorial by Alice Oswald|Brink Productions

Memorial by Alice Oswald|Brink Productions

Memorial by Alice Oswald | Brink Productions

“The Iliad is an important poem to me because I believe the soldiers it mentions were real people. It has always, I think, been read as an heroic epic rather than a lament. It would be wonderful if we could bring out this other, quieter Iliad in a new performance – in commemoration of the 1418 war as well as the wars at Troy and elsewhere.” Alice Oswald

Memorial is a Brink/Barbican co-production of ‘epic’ proportions that will have its world premiere in the 2018 Adelaide Festival and a season at one of the world’s leading cultural institutions in London, the Barbican Centre,

Conceived, commissioned, developed, created and premiered from and in South Australia, this grand theatrical vision will boast acclaimed local, national and international artists gathered together in an innovative multi-artform collaboration that will incorporate momentous community engagement including the incredible voices of Aurora - Young Adelaide Voices - Senior Vocal Ensemble and The Festival Statesmen Chorus conducted by Christe Anderson. We are also incredibly grateful to the Chorus members of La La Land, Poco Tutti and Tutti Choir (tutti), Choral Grief (choralgrief) and SOSA who have volunteered their voices to Memorial - conducted by Carol Young. 

Where: Dunstan Playhouse Adelaide Festival Centre

When: Preview: Thu 1 Mar, 8pm | Season: Fri 2 Mar, 8pm | Sat 3 Mar, 1pm & 8pm | Sun 4 Mar, 2pm | Tue 6 Mar, 11am & 7.30pm.

Tickets: Preview $69, Friends of AF $59, Concession $55, Under 30 $30 | Season $79, Friends of AF $67, Concession $64, Under 30 $35 | Schools pricing available | Transaction fees apply
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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival and Melbourne Festival. This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund. This project is assisted by Arts SA - Independent Makers and Presenters - Major Commissions Fund. This project is co-commissioned by the Barbican and 1418 Now, WWI Centenary Art Commissions. Presented in association with Adelaide Festival Centre.




Concept Chris Drummond and Yaron Lifschitz
Director Chris Drummond
Actor Helen Morse
Composer Jocelyn Pook
Movement Yaron Lifschitz
Design Michael Hankin
Costumes Renate Henschke
Lighting Nigel Levings
Sound Jane Rossetto
Associate Director Benjamin Knapton
Music Director Jonathan Peter Kenny
Producer Lee-Anne Donnolley
Chorus Masters Christie Anderson and Carol Young
Featuring Aurora and The Festival Statesmen

With members of La La Land, Tutti Choir & Poco Tutti, Choral Grief and the SOSA chorus and many individuals whose names will appear in the season program.