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No Names, No Pack Drill

04/12/2015 - 19/12/2015 No Names, No Pack Drill

LOYALTY, honour and love are explored in the Old Mill Theatre’s latest offering, the quintessential Australian play No Names, No Pack DrillWritten by Bob Herbert and directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins, it’s been described as a romantic drama based, in part, on an incident involving Herbert’s sister and an American soldier at Kings Cross. No Names, No Pack Drill is set in the Sydney summer of 1942 and looks at the effect of the so-called “Yankee invasion” during World War II. The story focuses on Kathy, a young married woman who lives in Kings Cross, who wakes up the morning after a party to find a US marine asleep on her couch. He is absent-without-leave, looking for a way back to the US – and what happens next changes the trajectory of both their lives. The play was later adapted into the 1985 film Rebel, featuring Matt Dillon, Bryan Brown and Debra Byrne, winning five AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards.