Hallowed Ground

Four women. Many stories. A century of service.

Lilian, a surgeon in her fifties, denied military service in World War One, serves with the renowned Scottish Women’s Hospital in the remote Balkan snowfields. In World War 2, Mary, a radiologist, finds herself the only woman among 3000 British troops bound for the Middle East. As a peacekeeper on active service in Iraq, young doctor Tam is plagued by dreams of her own refugee experience, fleeing war-torn Saigon. Catherine, a surgeon in Afghanistan, reflects on the journeys of the remarkable women who paved the way for her own experience as a modern military doctor. Four women converse across a century.

Written by Carolyn Bock and Helen Hopkins

Directed by Catherine Hill

Performed by Carolyn Bock, Jean Goodwin, Helen Hopkins and Chi Nguyen

Set design by Meg White

Lighting design by Richard Vabre  
Sound design by Abe Pogos
Stage manager: Steph Young




Aug 8 – 19



Wed 6.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm | Sun 4pm


Approx running time:

80 min


La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond St, Carlton


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Full $30 | Concession $20

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