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The man they call The Banjo
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is proud to present two performances of The Man They Call The Banjo on Saturday 26 August at 2pm and 7pm. ‚ÄúLove. Politics. Mystery.‚Äù Experience the atmosphere of the Museum and see the musical that tells The Great Australian Love Story – the secret affair between Banjo Paterson and Christina Macpherson as they wrote the classic Australian song Waltzing Matilda, based on the book, Waltzing Matilda – The Secret Story of Australia‚Äôs Favourite Song by Dennis O‚ÄôKeeffe.
Set during the shearer‚Äôs strike of 1894, The Man They Call The Banjo captures the angst between the shearers and the squatters, the forbidden romance, the love triangle and the mystery surrounding the death of Australia‚Äôs most famous character – The Jolly Swagman. Featuring Tim Phillips as Banjo Paterson and Stephanie Elise as Christina Macpherson.
Written by Felix Meagher and Dennis O‚ÄôKeeffe. Directed by Wolf Heidecker with Matt Hadgraft as The Swagman, Cora Browne as Sarah Riley, Felix Meagher as the Squatter, Musicians ‚Äì Ewen Baker & Lou Hesterman.
Sponsored by Creative Victoria.
Tickets must be booked on line at www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org Adult $35. Concession $30. Child $20.
The Nui Dat Caf√© will be open for light refreshments. Beer and wine will be available at bar prices. Call 03 5956 6400 for further details or visit the website www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org