The Lost WWI Diary

Friday, 10 July 2015

Renowned stand-up and character comedian Damian Callinan breathes life into the subjects of a World War One diary in The Lost WW1 Diary production featuring at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Thursday 23 July from 7pm.

This one-man comedy show is a fresh take on the generation who travelled across the world to war, and will also feature at the Rosebery RSL on Tuesday 21 July from 7pm.

Obsessed from a young age by the Anzac legend and intrigued by the mystery surrounding the identity of two diggers from a family photo, Damian sets out on a quest to put names to the faces. Whilst holidaying in Warrnambool, a series of curious events lead him to the discovery of a war diary in an op-shop that may finally link him to the legend.

Throughout the performance, the audience will be introduced to a variety of characters including Paddy Callinan, Stanza the prankster poet, Mocka the mumbling ladies man and Bluey the outspoken union leader.

Mayor Anita Dow said, “Whilst in Rosebery, Damian Callinan will conduct a school workshop at the District School as part of the artsUNEARTHED program, in partnership with MMG. This program provides access to quality arts experiences for the community through audience development activities, workshops and opportunities to exhibit and perform. Council thanks MMG for their ongoing support of arts in our community.”

This production is suitable for secondary students, with links to the Australian Curriculum in Australian History, Study of Society and Environment, English and Drama.

For ticket information please contact the Box Office on 6430 5850 (Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm) or visit

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728