Damian Callinan - Double Feature
A romantic romp through Post WW2 Melbourne!
The surprise discovery of his mother’s 1946 diary leads three-time Barry Award nominee Damian Callinan on a cinematic, romantic romp through post-war 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 charming journal is hilariously contrasted 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 powerful gift for storytelling to recast his parents in a funny and poignant double feature of love and loss.
“Utterly brilliant. What a work of gorgeous humanity. I needed that. The world needs that. I’m awestruck.” Kate Mulvany [actor, playwright]
“Double Feature is a masterpiece. A better drama than most dramas and a better comedy than most comedies.” Matt Hardy [comedian, podcaster, writer]
1 – 3 June 2023
All tickets from $20 to $35
Full Price: $35.00 Member: $30.00 Concession: $30.00 Child 16-18: $25.00 Schools: $20.00
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.