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).


Let them play, let them stay

1st May 2020 to 30th May 2020

Damian Callinan
Duration: 75 minutes
Artform: Comedy
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Date Venue Location More info
1st May 2020 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland, 3305
2nd May 2020 Birregurra Mechanics Institute (Public Hall) Main Street, Birregurra, 3242
8th May 2020 Hamilton Performing Arts Centre 113 Brown St, Hamilton, 3300
9th May 2020 Clunes Neighbourhood House 70 Bailey St, Clunes, 3370
10th May 2020 The Rex Theatre 30 - 34 High St, Charlton, 3525
14th May 2020 West Gippsland Arts Centre Albert Street, Warragul, 3820
15th May 2020 Wyndham Cultural Centre 177 Watton St, Werribee, 3030
16th May 2020 Yea Shire Hall 27 High St, Yea, 3717
20th May 2020 Bunjil Place Magid Drive, Narre Warren, 3805
21st May 2020 Latrobe Performing Arts Centre Cnr Breed and Grey Streets, Traralgon, 3844
23rd May 2020 Heyfield War Memorial Hall MacFarlane Street, Heyfield, 3858
27th May 2020 Ararat Town Hall 193 Barkly Street, Ararat, 3377
28th May 2020 Williamstown Town Hall 104 Ferguson St, Williamstown, 3016
30th May 2020 The Potato Shed 29 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale, 3222