Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble presents The Blood Votes, a play by Michael Futcher, directed by Associate Professor Rob Pensalfini. 

The Australian home front debate over conscription at the height of WWI was complex, emotive and deeply challenging for a young nation. A new play, The Blood Votes by acclaimed playwright Michael Futcher, dramatises the events of 1916-17 as they unfolded in Brisbane and captures the passions and dilemmas of the time. Based on historical research, using authentic historical speeches and documents, The Blood Votes is a unique theatrical interpretation of this compelling moment in Queensland's history.

The performance season is generously supported by a Queensland Government Anzac Centenary ‘Lasting Legacies’ grant (round 6), awarded to The University of Queensland, with additional support from UQ’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Tickets: Adult $35 and Child/Concession $28.

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