RTP_Shellshock_editorialAn unusual love story of an Australian teenager and his tortoise friend, Herman, the oldest living survivor of the Gallipoli campaign, Justin Fleming’s highly anticipated production of Shellshock plays for a limited season from 30 July 2015.

When a newspaper article reveals the surprising identity of this last survivor, a mysterious woman from Turkey arrives at the Lindsay farm. Fourteen year old Tom, his father Jack, and feisty grandmother June, become embroiled in a drama that takes them to the other side of the world, in search of answers, and the true origin of Herman.

Directed by Wayne Harrison and featuring Turkish shadow puppets and a brilliant cast, Justin Fleming’s heartfelt and quirky new play will be a highly entertaining and uplifting experience for young and not-so-young audiences, in the spirit of War Horse and the third show at Riverside Theatres in 2015 to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC.

Director: Wayne Harrison  Cast: Yalin Ozucelik, Jack Finisterer, Francesca Savige, Benson Jack Anthony, Sandy Gore  Set & Costumer Design: Anna Gardiner  Lighting Design: Matt Marshall  Puppetry: Sue Wallace  Music: Joseph Tawadros  Sound Design: Nate Edmondson  Producer: Camilla Rountree

Lennox Theatre – Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Season: 30 July – 8 August 2015
Bookings: (02) 8839 3399 or online at:

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Image: Benson Jack Anthony  – courtesy of Riverside Theatres