Newk (The John Newcombe Story)


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Newk (The John Newcombe Story) starring Damian Callinan will be performed in July 2019 at two Melbourne venues. New dates for 2020 are also being set. The play will do five performances in Bendigo and surrounding areas in September 2020. Frankston Arts Centre is confirmed for Friday Feb 14 2020. The play will travel to Sydney in 2020 and be performed at the Glen St Theatre in Belrose. Dates to be confirmed. A regional tour of south-west Victoria is also in the pipeline for mid-2020.

A link to Damian Callinan’s website can be found here:


For July 2019 dates, please see below:

Sat July 20th @ 6pm – Royal South Yarra Tennis Club, South Yarra – Telephone 98291556 for enquiries

Sunday July 21st @ 4pm – Hampton Community Centre, 14 Willis St, Hampton

The Hampton event is a fundraiser presented by Moorabbin Rotary through Operation Cleft for children born with cleft lips and palates.

Tickets for the fundraiser can be bought at the link below.

Please follow down the page for information about the show.

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.