NEWK! (The John Newcombe Story) debuts at The Butterfly Club in Jan 2019

It’s a lengthy story. I began researching the life of John Newcombe and the worlds of 1960s and 1970s professional tennis way back in 2011. By 2013, I had a two-act play for four actors beginning with Newk in the early 1960s and working through to his life just before turning seventy in 2013. This version of the plays remains unproduced although I remain hopeful that one day it may see the light of day. In 2015, I began working on a much cheaper to stage one-man adaptation of the original script. Set in 2014, at Newk’s 70th birthday, this version will have its debut during the first week of the Australian Open in 2019 – Mon Jan 14 to Sat Jan 19. Newk will be played by three time Barry Award nominee, Damian Callinan. It’s a project I’m really looking forward to working on. Stay tuned for more details.