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The Man They Call The Banjo

The Man They Call The Banjo

Start Date: 
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
End Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Man they call Banjo

Saturday, August  26 at 2pm and 7pm.


Experience the National Vietnam Veteran's Museum and see the musical that tells The Great Australian Love Story -  the secret affair between Banjo Paterson and Christina Macpherson as they wrote the classic Australian song Waltzing Matilda, based on the book, Waltzing Matilda - The Secret Story of Australia’s Favourite Song by Dennis O’Keeffe.  

Set during the shearer’s strike of 1894, The Man They Call The Banjo captures the angst between the shearers and the squatters, the forbidden romance,   the love triangle and the mystery surrounding the death of Australia’s most famous character - The Jolly Swagman

“Great show! Great reception! Songs very strong… Sparring ladies were sensational!” Jamie McKew, Director of the Port Fairy Festival 1977-2016
Featuring Tim Phillips as Banjo Paterson and Stephanie Elise as  Christina Macpherson

Written by Felix Meagher and Dennis O’Keeffe
Directed by Wolf Heidecker
Tim Phillips as Banjo Paterson,
Stephanie Elise as Christina Macpherson
Matt Hadgraft as The Swagman
Cora Browne as Sarah Riley
Felix Meagher as the Squatter
Musicians – Ewen Baker & Lou Hesterman


Tickets must be booked online
Adults: $35, Concession: $30, Child:$20
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