Newk (The John Newcombe Story)

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NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) 

Written, Directed and Produced by Kieran Carroll

Performed by Damian Callinan


COMEDY REPUBLIC, MELBOURNE – 19th to 21st January, 2023

BOORT MEMORIAL HALL – 7th to 11th March, 2023

ELMORE MEMORIAL HALL – 7th to 11th March, 2023

HEATHCOTE RSL – 7th to 11th March, 2023

BENDIGO (Engine Room Theatre) – 7th to 11th March, 2023

COPACC, COLAC, Tuesday 14th March, 2023

POTATO SHED THEATRE, DRYSDALE (Geelong) Friday 17th March, 2023

LAYCOCK THEATRE, Gosford (Wyoming) NSW, Sunday 19th March 2023


From Glen Street Theatre, Sydney – February 2020

Top Photo: Actor Damian Callinan, Gigi Newcombe, playwright Kieran Carroll, Angie Newcombe, Clint Newcombe.

Above: Damian Callinan, Sue and Roz (Newk’s sisters), Kieran Carroll

Below – NEWK at the bar – Frankston Arts Centre – February 2020

84526447_10157823835742334_5274812102593216512_nA link to the star of the show, Damian Callinan, can be found here:


Please follow down the page for information about NEWK.

Debut press release

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Yan Zhuang’s Sunday Age article about the play can be found below:

Below is the Conversation Hour from ABC 774 where Damian Callinan and I talk about the play. Our part starts about 18 minutes in.

Below is a review of the opening night’s show on Jan 14th, 2019 @ The Butterfly Club, Melbourne.

Below is a review from The Toorak Times on Jan 16th, 2019 @ The Butterfly Club, Melbourne.