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Damian Callinan: The Merger


Wed 13 Feb 2019, 9:00pm–10:15pm
Wed 20 Feb 2019, 11:00am–12:15pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019, 4:30pm–5:45pm
Sun 24 Feb 2019, 9:00pm–10:15pm

Where: Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street, Adelaide CBD, South Australia

Restrictions: Family Friendly

Listed by: joshrr3

Now an acclaimed feature film adaptation starring Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany & John Howard, Callinan returns to the stage with the one man tour de force that inspired the Cinefest OZ Prize nominated ‘instant classic.’

The dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Roosters Footy Club is in trouble & 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 & unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change.

Accolades for Damian Callinan: The Merger
Nominee: Barry Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010
Nominee: West Australian Editor’s Choice Award, FRINGE WORLD 2016

Reviews for Damian Callinan: The Merger

"The Merger is the kind of theatre that makes my life as a theatre-goer worth living. It's a well-crafted play, hilarious and gutsy, charming and dangerous, provocative and subversive." - ArtsHub

"Callinan is one of Australia's most talented character actors. The way he makes an easy and totally believable switch between wildly diverging characters is testament to his skills." - The West Australian

"He is a sharp comic performer and raconteur. What is surprising is the nimbleness and nuance in his characters. All the focus is on Callinan and he holds it expertly." - Sydney Morning Herald

About Damian Callinan

Damian Callinan is a multi award-winning stand-up comic, actor and writer. He is best known to TV audiences for his roles on Skithouse, Before The Game, Spicks and Specks and the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. It’s for his prolific output of live shows that Callinan is best regarded. His most decorated one man show The Merger (Barry Award nomination) now a feature film (released mid 2018).

His other award-winning shows include Sportsman’s Night [Barry nomination & Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe], Spaznuts [Piece Of Wood Comedians Choice Award at MICF], Proxy Heroes [Barry nomination], his comedy dance show The Cave the Rave [ABN Amro Edinburgh Foreign Exchange Award], and The Lost WW1 Diary (Best Comedy nomination Fringe World [Perth] & part of the Victorian VCE Playlist in 2017). Callinan has toured nationally with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) with State Theatre Company SA, Road Trip with Mickey D, Townfolk, and Swing Man.

For more on Damian Callinan and The Merger, please visit his website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.