Stardust + The Mission


STARDUST tells the story of bandleader and trumpet player Col Brain. Before he died, Col placed his most prized life possessions into a cupboard and locked it up, never to be opened again. But what was inside?

Told by his grandson, award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, STARDUST is a heart-warming musical quest to uncover what Col wanted us to know about his life by the things he left behind.

THE MISSION follows “Fighting Gunditjmara” man Allan McDonald off to war. As one of the first Aboriginal soldiers from Victoria to enlist, Allan fought at Gallipoli and Beersheba, only to be denied a soldier’s settlement upon return and forced from his traditional land.

Told by his great, great nephew, acclaimed Gunditjmara actor Tom Molyneux, THE MISSION tells the truth of Uncle Allan’s struggle; fighting for Country, for love, and for justice.

Accompanying music by a local brass band.


“What an absolute triumph. I was blown away by the stories, both so, so powerful. I feel so moved.”

“This show (Stardust) truly is a treat…” ABC Radio National

“The Mission is a beautiful, touching, rich tribute…” Keith Gow Reviews

Warnings: includes adult themes, occasional coarse language, smoke, and scenes depicting war and violence. ‘The Mission’ contains depictions of, and reference to, Aboriginal people who have passed away. It also describes confronting content in relation to the massacre, dispossession, and mistreatment of First Nations Peoples.

STARDUST + THE MISSION is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the RISE Fund; by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; by Creative Partnerships Australia through ACF Boost; the Robert Salzer Foundation; City of Stonnington and Chapel off Chapel; and the Geelong Arts Centre. ‘Stardust + The Mission’ has been created and produced by The Space Company with the 2022 national tour coordinated by Regional Arts Victoria.

COVIDsafe: This is a COVIDsafe event. Please adhere to restrictions in place at the time of the event, and be advised that entry will be refused for non-compliant ticketholders.

Access & Inclusion: This is an accessible, inclusive event for all abilities and demographics. If you need assistance accessing the venue, please let us know when booking your ticket, or contact us directly.

Adult $42
Seniors $40
Concession $38
Under 30's $35
Child $25
Friends - 10% off full ticket price

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    • 5 March 2022
    • 120 minutes
    • 7:30 pm
    • Hamilton Performing Arts Centre
    • subvenue The Handbury Auditorium
    • Suitable Ages 15+
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    Hamilton Performing Arts Centre

    113 Brown St Hamilton VIC



    The Handbury Auditorium