The Man They Call The Banjo


Event: Musical Drama: The Man They Call the Banjo

Venue : Old Courthouse Hotel, 

Address:  63 Brooke St Smythesdale

Date:  Sunday June 5th 2016; Show 6.30 pm – Special Pre Show meal @ 5 pm 

Tickets:  $36/31/21   plus  Special Pre Show Meal $15; ph: 0353428198 to book

Media Contact: Felix or 0413-801294

Further information: YouTube demo of the show; bushwahzeeBanjobwz;

Australia’s Great Love Story

The musical tells the story of the secret love 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’s Favourite Song  by Dennis O’Keeffe it is set during the shearer’s 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’s most iconic figure – The Jolly Swagman

Featuring Tom Carty as Banjo Paterson and Kirsty Gayther as Christina Macpherson

Love, Politics, Murder! A sell out success!”   Yarrawonga Chronicle

“Great show! Great reception!  Songs very strong… Sparring ladies were sensational!”
Jamie McKew, Director of the Port Fairy Festival

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Tom Carty

Written by Felix Meagher and Dennis O’Keeffe
Directed by Wolf Heidecker
Banjo Paterson: Tom Carty
Christina Macpherson: Kirsty Gayther
The Swagman: Colin Driscoll
Sarah Riley: Cora Browne
Robert Macpherson: Felix Meagher

Musicians – Ewen Baker & Lou Hesterman