'Based on the true story of the 1919 London to Australia air race. Air Race follows the stories of the six flight teams who took up the challenge. From crash landings, to disappearing planes and patching engines with chewing gum, their stories range from ingenious, to hilarious to deeply moving and sometimes tragic.
'Air Race tells a remarkable untold Australian story but also challenges us to question – how can we tell white, male Australian history in an innovative way, relevant to diverse young Australians?
'Subverting outdated gender and cultural representations, Air Race aims to enable all young Australians to see stories they can identify with, find inspiration in and allow them to ‘own’ their country’s history.'
Source: Arena Theatre.
To be produced by Arena Theatre, Bendigo, in late 2018 (details forthcoming).