Settle in for an extraordinary song cycle on Australia’s 20-year involvement in Afghanistan.

Fred was there at the beginning in Uruzgan Province and returned at the end, working from Kabul International Airport (KIA) on the difficult evacuation. His epitaph for the mission is ‘it was what it was’, and we are left with an admiration for the work of our soldiers and for the courage and tenacity of thousands of Afghans who braved the human logjams outside the gates of Kabul International Airport in a last-ditch dash for freedom.

The concert will begin with songs from Fred’s acclaimed Dust of Uruzgan album, which draws on his experiences working alongside Australian soldiers in southern Afghanistan. It will culminate with material he wrote after working on the dramatic evacuation from Kabul in August 2021. Great songs, vivid images and some cheeky Aussie humour combine to offer a vivid account of Australia’s Afghanistan story, told through the eyes of someone who was there.

Recommended for audiences 15 and over.

Presented by Fred Smith Productions.

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Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Lot 13 Murdoch Road
Thornlie WA 6108

A 235 seat professional Theatre and Performing Arts Centre, presenting an annual events of calendar. The venue is also available for community hire.


Don Russell Performing Arts Centre