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The Merger

Let them play, let them stay.

Event, Performance, Schools & Teachers

Full: $35

Concession: $29



Saturday 22nd May 2021


7.30pm - 8.45pm


Town Hall



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 has 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).

Running time: 75 minutes, no interval
Warnings: mild course language, adult themes, mild nudity
Appropriate age range: 14+

Student group bookings: $12 per student

Tickets on sale: 24 April, Trybooking

Please click here to see how the Ararat Town Hall is looking after audience safety under Covid 19 restrictions.

Top image: Simon Schluter/Fairfax Syndication

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