The Merger by Hey Boss

Now an acclaimed feature film adaptation starring Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany and John Howard, Callinan returns to the stage with the one man tour de force that inspired the OzFlix Best Film, Cinema Australia Audience Awarded and dual AACTA nominated ‘instant classic’ (Film Blerg).

In this Barry Award nominated classic, Damian brings to life Bodgy Creek: a township that has seen better days. The mill's closed; the Tidy Town sign has fallen into the long grass and no-one knows why the Christmas Market happens in September. The dying town is about to claim its next victim: the footy club. The dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Roosters Footy Club is in trouble and will either have to fold or merge with their arch rivals - the Hudson’s Flat Cougars. But prodigal son coach Troy Carrington has other ideas; to save the club he embarks on a programme to recruit refugees and unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change.

Fans of the film will watch beguiled as Callinan deftly plays every role and proves that he is ‘one of Australia’s finest character comedians’ (Herald Sun).

This show has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. We will continue to respond to public health advice and encourage you to check back here for the latest touring dates.

Let them play, let them stay

29th Apr 2021 to 22nd May 2021

Damian Callinan
Duration: 75 minutes
Artform: Comedy
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Date Venue Location More info
29th Apr 2021 Williamstown Town Hall 104 Ferguson St, Williamstown, 3016
30th Apr 2021 The Potato Shed 29 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale, 3222
1st May 2021 Birregurra Mechanics Institute (Public Hall) Main Street, Birregurra, 3242
6th May 2021 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland, 3305
7th May 2021 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
8th May 2021 Clunes Town Hall Clunes  
9th May 2021 Rex Theatre 30-34 High St, Charlton, 3525  
13th May 2021 West Gippsland Arts Centre Albert Street, Warragul, 3820
14th May 2021 Wyndham Cultural Centre 177 Watton St, Werribee, 3030
15th May 2021 Yea Arts Inc 109 Cheviot Rd, Yea, 3717
19th May 2021 Bunjil Place Magid Drive, Narre Warren, 3805
20th May 2021 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
22nd May 2021 Ararat Performing Arts Centre Barkly Street, Ararat, 3377