As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples
Apr 24, 2018
Rosemary Johns
As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples

This is a true story ‘about Sandy, a horse that hauled bricks in Tallangatta before becoming a warhorse and the favourite of Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges in Egypt. Sandy was the only horse, out of 136,000 that left Australia, to finally be returned home at the end of the war. Bridges was the only soldier whose body was repatriated.

The horses were loved. Those still alive at war’s end were sold, abandoned, or shot. All except one.  Sandy spent his final days in the Maribyrnong remount depot.

Rosemary Johns is a playwright/performer  Rosemary's work has been presented in Cape Town, Stockholm and Mumbai, and her plays have been produced in New Zealand, Athens and Germany. Her political thriller Black Box 149 was part of DFAT’s Australia now Germany program 2017. It was the first time the Staatstheater Nürnberg has ever produced a play by any Australian playwright. As Told by the Boys Who Fed Me Apples (selected for the VCE Drama Playlist) was nominated for an AWGIE (Australian Writers' Guild Award)

Chair:  Chris Hanson

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