Production still for tour of "Minefields and Miniskirts". L-R: Kristin Keam, Anne Wood, Tracy Mann, Wendy Stapleton, Robyn Arthur. Photographer: Unknown
Minefields and Miniskirts (2005 tour)
10 May 2005 – 28 May 2005 Glen Street Theatre
Adapted from the novel by Siobhan McHugh
Malthouse Theatre, Glen Street Theatre,
New Adaptation Theatre Tour
Nearly a thousand Australian women played a part in the Vietnam War, and this play follows the experiences of five composite characters....Their experiences were extraordinary - and they've now been brought to life in this collage of true stories.
Adapted by Terence O'Connell from award-winning writer Siobhan McHugh's book, Minefields and Miniskirts brings to life a collage of true stories from the women who played a part in the Vietnam War. When their paths cross on Anzac Day in the 1980s, a helicopter hovers over them, transporting the women back to Vietnam with memories of rice paddies and richly coloured paper lanterns, orphaned children and the terror of constant bombardment.
The dates above are for the Glen Street season only. The 2005 tour included Victoria, NSW, Northern Territory, Queensland, and ACT.