The Merger by Hey Boss

The Merger by Hey Boss



Online and free from 6pm Thursday, June 10 to Monday, June 14 at midnight.

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The 'Bodgy Creek Roosters Football Club is in trouble and the situation is looking grim.

The mill has closed; the Tidy Town sign has fallen into the long grass and the weir is as dry as a spinster's gusset. The dying town is poised to claim its next victim: The footy club. Unable to field even one full side, the footy club 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 and serve his socially aware agenda, he embarks on a program to recruit players from the Asylum Seekers Refuge Centre.

Will the new players cope with pre-season training whilst fasting for Ramadan?; Will the old players be able to adjust to not perving at the netball to observe Islamic female privacy? Will the new scoreboard cope structurally with having a minaret on top?

The show premiered at the 2010 Adelaide fringe before going to earn Damian his 3rd Barry Award nomination at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Since then the show has been intermittently toured throughout the country, including seasons at Sydney's Seymour Centre, Brisbane's Powerhouse & Holden Street Theatres and as well funded tours of WA, SA, Victoria & Tasmania.

Such was the success of the live show, momentum began to build to adapt the story into a feature film. After years of persistence & hard work, the film version of 'The Merger' received production funding from Screen Australia & Create NSW & was shot on location in the Riverina in late 2017. The film was recently released on Netflix [2021] where it has made the Top 10 films & regularly appears on 'Popular on Netflix' banners. 

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Date: 10 June - 14 June
Cost: Free
Duration: Online
General Info: All ages
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