The Blood Votes

Nov 05, 18 The Blood Votes

I have 2 x double passes for THE BLOOD VOTES, Friday 9 November, 7:30pm, at The Holy Trinity Hall, Fortitude Valley

For your chance to win a double pass, answer the question below:

“What would you like a referendum on?”

Put your answer on Twitter, Instagram (with the hashtag #TheBloodVotes, tagging @reviewbrisbane), Facebook, or below!



The Blood Votes, a new play by Michael Futcher (A Beautiful LifeThe Drowning Bride) brings to life the divisive and at times violent conscription debates of 1916 and 1917. It asks us to consider enforced participation in war through the eyes of mothers, sons, serving soldiers, workers on the home front, and religious and political groups.

Two referendum questions were narrowly voted down by the Australian public. The vivid debate that accompanied the votes brought important issues of “home front” life into dramatic focus: the essential character of the conflict, the nature of citizenship and public duty, government and democracy in war time, and the dreadful personal toll of the ‘Great War’ that was then entering its third year.

The Blood Votes is made possible through a partnership between QSE and the University of Queensland Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and funding from the Queensland Government.

For more details and ticketing:

Thanks to Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

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