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Thursday, August 4, 2022

SHOWBIZ: Double Feature


Three-time Barry Award nominee Damian Callinan presents Double Feature as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival from March 31-April 24 at the Greek Centre, Melbourne.
Damian mines a surprise discovery of his mother’s 1946 diary, creating a cinematic, romantic romp through post-WWII Melbourne. However, her diary poses more questions than it does answers.
With suitors lining up for 19-year-old Kathleen Purcell, will Jack Bowlen ever get the Canadian Two Step right?
Will Ron Rogan keep his hands to himself? But most importantly for Damian’s very existence, will she notice the dapper fly boy who has just returned from active service?
His mother’s journal contrasts with his father Adrian’s retirement diary that bookends his parent’s loving relationship and sadly reveals the tragedy that brought it to an end.
The creator and star of the Netflix hit film The Merger uses his gift for storytelling to recast his parents in a double feature of love and loss.
Dates: March 31-April 24. Venue: Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Tickets: $26-36. Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com.au

  • Cheryl Threadgold