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Buried at Sea

A play with music

'Hilarious, touching and wrenching in all its honesty' - Arts Hub.

Take an intimate journey with the playwright through

time, nostalgia and romance,

as he strives to discover the life of his Great Great Uncle, 

George Edward Bradford,

who fought and died at Gallipoli.


How far can you reach into the past before you

lose sight of the present?

'A new perspective to our nostalgia for the ANZACs

and their stories' - Stage Whispers.

one-man show interweaving ancestry, letters, songs and storytelling, told from the perspective of the playwright.


Arts Hub -


The Advertiser - 


The Clothesline - 


Everything Adelaide - 


What's On In Adelaide - 



Adelaide Theatre Guide - 

Photo by Ali Lamei

Design by Ryan Fallowfield

Following its premiere season at the Brisbane Anywhere Festival in 2016, Buried at Sea performed to critical acclaim at the Melbourne Fringe 2016, Adelaide Fringe 2017 and to a sell-out crowd in The Snowy Mountains in NSW in 2017.


To culminate the show's journey, Buried at Sea performed two final shows at Forbes Town Hall in 2018, the home town of Mark's Great Great Uncle George.

Writer | Actor | Producer

Mark Salvestro


Gary Abrahams


Phoebe Anne Taylor

Sarah Clarke

Accompanist - SA/NSW

Declan McGavin

Musical Director

Darrin Archer

Stage Manager - QLD

Sarah Clarke

Musical Director

Daniele Buatti

Stage Manager - VIC

Jessica Martin

Sound Designer

Steve Carnell

Sarah Clarke

Stage Manager - SA/NSW

Alisha Brady

Experience Mark's ancestry journey below:

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