Printable CopyBURIED AT SEA
Until 19 Mar 2017

Review by Janice Bailey

Mark Salvestro is indeed a very talented young man. “Buried at Sea” is a compelling story of Salvestro’s great great uncle, George Edward Bradford, an Anzac who, along with the thousands of other young men who went to Gallipoli, gave his life for his country. Salvestro plays Mark, George’s great great nephew, whose fascination with George began as a child with George’s painting hanging on the wall of the rumpus room of his childhood home.

George died at 22, on a hospital ship off Gallipoli from wounds received in battle, leaving behind Ruby, the love of his life. Mark is 23 and wishes he lived in George’s era when life was much more simple. Mark’s fascination with George threatens to take over his life.

Silvestra’s performance is riveting and moving. He is a talented musician, singer, actor and playwright. The ‘legend’ of Gallipoli has fascinated generations and will continue to do so as long as it is treated with the same respect and reverence as David Silvestra has afforded it in this production. Well worth seeing.

Rating: 4.5 stars (out of 5)