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Actors unite to bring history to life

Saturday, 21st April, 2018

Tomo Jovanovic, Jessica Byrne and Randall Dart prepare for an audience at the Trades Hall. PICTURE: Supplied Tomo Jovanovic, Jessica Byrne and Randall Dart prepare for an audience at the Trades Hall. PICTURE: Supplied

A popular local tourist production, United We Stand, will be playing for locals as part of the Broken Hill Heritage Festival at the Trades Hall this Tuesday.

The show, in which audience members participate as union members in a fictional 1919 Amalgamated Miners Union meeting, was developed for the Indian Pacific entertainment program and has now played over 50 shows to train passengers and has received high feedback scores from audience members.

The 10-minute show will run at 7pm at the Trades Hall and attendees are asked to bring a gold coin to help support the show.

Actor and one of the stars of the show John Macleod said he was excited about the opportunity to perform in front of a local crowd and encouraged people to make time to come along and share in this important re-enactment of Broken Hill history. 

“What the community of Broken Hill put themselves through should be celebrated,” John said.

“The sacrifices they made to better the working conditions of all Australians was inspirational.

“I’d encourage people to come down and check it out for themselves.

“But there’s definitely no scabs allowed!

“And if anyone asks, were here celebrating Nugget’s birthday, not holding a union meeting,” he said.

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