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Country Arts SA Season, Naracoorte Town Hall

FOLLOWING GEORGE WALKER

Venue: Naracoorte Town Hall Following George Walker is inspired by the life of Adelaide actor Rory Walker’s great grandfather George W Walker: a vaudevillian and impresario who toured Australia in the early 20th century, alongside some of the biggest theatrical stars of the day. Rory has mined the legend of his great grandfather in this deeply personal one man show. As a baby George was left in a box on doorstep in Aberdeen and throughout his career was a restless traveller, working around Scotland, America, South Africa and throughout Australia. A singer and comedian, he worked with Harry Lauder and the eccentric Walford Bodie, a hypnotist and magician famous for his ‘mock’ electrocutions and act of ‘bloodless surgery’. Still, it was a rough and lonely life. At the end of his days, George returned to Scotland and wrote a memoir that Rory would later find as a young boy, left forgotten in a cupboard in the Walker family home. Following George Walker hilariously captures the spirit of a travelling road show as our hero Rory struggles to piece together the fragments of his great grandfather’s life, even as he struggles to piece together the fragments of his own performance in a one-man vaudevillian extravaganza filled with music, sketches, songs, comedy, magic, ventriloquism and cinematography and - in the midst of it all - a moving story of family, community, love and legacy. Director & Co-devisor: Chris Drummond Performer & Co-devisor: Rory Walker Sound Designer & Foley Artist: Catherine Oates Musical Director: Carol Young Designer: Wendy Todd Lighting & Video Designer & Technical Manager: Tom Kitney Associate Lighting/Video Designer & Operator: Chanel Duval Dramaturg: Phillip Kavanagh Production Manager: Lachlan Turner Stage Manager: Marg Crompton

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Naracoorte Town Hall

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Kangaroo Island Community Centre, Shows On The Road

JUNKLANDIA

Venue: Kangaroo Island Community Centre Two brothers from the faraway planet JUNKLANDIA embark on a mission to Earth to teach the earthlings the Junklandian ways of music and creative recycling! This show is a spectacle of rhythm, comedy, circus and dance that is guaranteed to blow your mind! The show ends with an incredible ‘Junk Orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind Junkyard Band! By uniting in rhythm, music and movement, the audience can experience the tangible power of collaboration & teamwork whilst having fun!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Kangaroo Island Community Centre

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Shows On The Road, Robe Institute

JUNKLANDIA

Venue: Robe Institute Two brothers from the faraway planet JUNKLANDIA embark on a mission to Earth to teach the earthlings the Junklandian ways of music and creative recycling! This show is a spectacle of rhythm, comedy, circus and dance that is guaranteed to blow your mind! The show ends with an incredible ‘Junk Orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind Junkyard Band! By uniting in rhythm, music and movement, the audience can experience the tangible power of collaboration & teamwork whilst having fun!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Robe Institute

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Brinkworth Memorial Hall, Shows On The Road

JUNKLANDIA

Venue: Brinkworth Memorial Hall Two brothers from the faraway planet JUNKLANDIA embark on a mission to Earth to teach the earthlings the Junklandian ways of music and creative recycling! This show is a spectacle of rhythm, comedy, circus and dance that is guaranteed to blow your mind! The show ends with an incredible ‘Junk Orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind Junkyard Band! By uniting in rhythm, music and movement, the audience can experience the tangible power of collaboration & teamwork whilst having fun!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Brinkworth Memorial Hall

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Naracoorte Town Hall, Shows On The Road

ZUHIR NAJI

A journey of epic proportions, Zuhir Naji: From Damascus to Adelaide celebrates the ancient traditions of the Middle East through oud, voice, and percussion. Performing traditional, original, and popular Arabic songs that speak of love, place, life, and learning, this performance will mesmerise and enchant the listener. Joining Zuhir on stage is Saleh al Mansoor on percussion. Join us for a post show Q&A!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Naracoorte Town Hall

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Country Arts SA Season, Naracoorte Town Hall

FOLLOWING GEORGE WALKER

Venue: Naracoorte Town Hall Following George Walker is inspired by the life of Adelaide actor Rory Walker’s great grandfather George W Walker: a vaudevillian and impresario who toured Australia in the early 20th century, alongside some of the biggest theatrical stars of the day. Rory has mined the legend of his great grandfather in this deeply personal one man show. As a baby George was left in a box on doorstep in Aberdeen and throughout his career was a restless traveller, working around Scotland, America, South Africa and throughout Australia. A singer and comedian, he worked with Harry Lauder and the eccentric Walford Bodie, a hypnotist and magician famous for his ‘mock’ electrocutions and act of ‘bloodless surgery’. Still, it was a rough and lonely life. At the end of his days, George returned to Scotland and wrote a memoir that Rory would later find as a young boy, left forgotten in a cupboard in the Walker family home. Following George Walker hilariously captures the spirit of a travelling road show as our hero Rory struggles to piece together the fragments of his great grandfather’s life, even as he struggles to piece together the fragments of his own performance in a one-man vaudevillian extravaganza filled with music, sketches, songs, comedy, magic, ventriloquism and cinematography and - in the midst of it all - a moving story of family, community, love and legacy. Director & Co-devisor: Chris Drummond Performer & Co-devisor: Rory Walker Sound Designer & Foley Artist: Catherine Oates Musical Director: Carol Young Designer: Wendy Todd Lighting & Video Designer & Technical Manager: Tom Kitney Associate Lighting/Video Designer & Operator: Chanel Duval Dramaturg: Phillip Kavanagh Production Manager: Lachlan Turner Stage Manager: Marg Crompton

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Naracoorte Town Hall

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Kangaroo Island Community Centre, Shows On The Road

JUNKLANDIA

Venue: Kangaroo Island Community Centre Two brothers from the faraway planet JUNKLANDIA embark on a mission to Earth to teach the earthlings the Junklandian ways of music and creative recycling! This show is a spectacle of rhythm, comedy, circus and dance that is guaranteed to blow your mind! The show ends with an incredible ‘Junk Orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind Junkyard Band! By uniting in rhythm, music and movement, the audience can experience the tangible power of collaboration & teamwork whilst having fun!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Kangaroo Island Community Centre

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Shows On The Road, Robe Institute

JUNKLANDIA

Venue: Robe Institute Two brothers from the faraway planet JUNKLANDIA embark on a mission to Earth to teach the earthlings the Junklandian ways of music and creative recycling! This show is a spectacle of rhythm, comedy, circus and dance that is guaranteed to blow your mind! The show ends with an incredible ‘Junk Orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind Junkyard Band! By uniting in rhythm, music and movement, the audience can experience the tangible power of collaboration & teamwork whilst having fun!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Robe Institute

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Brinkworth Memorial Hall, Shows On The Road

JUNKLANDIA

Venue: Brinkworth Memorial Hall Two brothers from the faraway planet JUNKLANDIA embark on a mission to Earth to teach the earthlings the Junklandian ways of music and creative recycling! This show is a spectacle of rhythm, comedy, circus and dance that is guaranteed to blow your mind! The show ends with an incredible ‘Junk Orchestra’ where each audience member, equipped with a recycled instrument, will come together to create a one-of-a-kind Junkyard Band! By uniting in rhythm, music and movement, the audience can experience the tangible power of collaboration & teamwork whilst having fun!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Brinkworth Memorial Hall

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Naracoorte Town Hall, Shows On The Road

ZUHIR NAJI

A journey of epic proportions, Zuhir Naji: From Damascus to Adelaide celebrates the ancient traditions of the Middle East through oud, voice, and percussion. Performing traditional, original, and popular Arabic songs that speak of love, place, life, and learning, this performance will mesmerise and enchant the listener. Joining Zuhir on stage is Saleh al Mansoor on percussion. Join us for a post show Q&A!

Location Shows On The Road

subvenue Naracoorte Town Hall