Newk (The John Newcombe Story)

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NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) 

The play is licensed to all amateur and professional groups worldwide through David Spicer Productions in Sydney. For further information about the production for all theatre groups or individuals, please email

From Oct 2021 until the end of 2025, NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) will be booked exclusively by Jally Entertainment for Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

For further information about the play and bookings, please contact John and Alli:



Ticket links for the tour will be posted here closer to the dates.

GASWORKS THEATRE, Melbourne – Thurs 19th – Saturday 21st Aug @ 7.30pm

BENDIGO (Engine Room Theatre) – Fri 27th & Sat 28th August

plus Heathcote, Elmore and Boort – Tues 24th Aug – Thurs 26th Aug

COPACC, Colac, Thursday September 2nd

The Potato Shed Theatre, Geelong, Friday September 3rd

Laycock Theatre, Gosford, NSW, Sunday September 5th


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.