What is the meaning of Anzac Day? For war veterans like Alf Cook and his friend Wacka Dawson, it's the chance to commemorate history, celebrate heroism and conjure national pride. For Alf's son Hughie, Anzac Day flies the flag for a very different reality, one that brings the dignity of our Diggers to its knees and into the gutter – via one too many down the pub.
A play that incites as much passion now as ever, The One Day of the Year looks at our national legend through the eyes of generation, class and character. On the 100-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, this is a thoroughly fresh take on this truly Australian classic.