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Damian Callinan: The Merger - MICF 2019

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Before Damian Callinan's film The Merger was released in cinemas during 2018, it was a one-man show.

See The Merger come full circle as it returns to the stage for a limited season at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) from 9 to 21 April.

Image by Simon Schulter and supplied by Social Set Media.

It tells the tale of Bodgy Creek (Roosters) Football Club are in trouble having to fold or merge with Hudson's Flat Cougars. Troy Carrington has other ideas to save the club.

Damian fluctuates between characters by crossing age, gender and ethnicity as Coach Carrington's embarks on a program to recruit refugees and unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change.

Image from The Merger Facebook page

The movie adaptation starred Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard, Fayssal Bazzi, Nick Cody, Josh McConville, Angus McLaren and the late Penny Cook. The Merger recently won an award at the OzFlix Independent Film for Best Film between $2 million to $5 million.

As the footy and the comedy festival are in full-swing; come along to The Merger and discover the show behind the feature film.

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Why? The live show behind film adaptation of The Merger
When: 9 - 21 April
Phone: (03) 9245 3788
Where: Beckett Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank
Cost: Tickets: $25.00 to $32.00 plus booking fee.
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