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The Man They Call The Banjo


Australia's Great Love Story, The Waltzing Matilda Musical comes to Emerald! Based on Dennis O'Keeffe's research, telling of the secret love  story behind the penning of Australia's favourite song. Set in Western Qld during the  Shearers Strike of 1894, this play tells of the forbidden romance, conflict, mystery and intrigue of this uniquely Australian story.
Emerald Mechanics Hall November 19  4pm (doors open 3pm BYO Nibbles and drinks)
400A Belgrave-Gembrook Rd Emerald

The Waltzing Matilda Musical –

The Man They Call The Banjo “Love. Politics. Mystery…

                                         A sell out success!”

Mechanics Hall 400A Belgrave-Gembrook Rd Vic Sunday November 19 at 4pm Seating at trestle tables. BYO Nibblies and drinks. Doors open 3pm.

Get a table of friends together and come and 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’s Favourite Song by Dennis O’Keeffe. 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 famous character - The Jolly Swagman

“Great show! Great reception! Songs very strong… Sparring ladies were sensational!” Jamie McKew, Director of the Port Fairy Festival 1977-2016

Featuring Tim Phillips as Banjo Paterson and Stephanie Elise as Christina Macpherson

See the ABC Landline program at

See a Youtube demo of the show at

Written by Felix Meagher and Dennis O’Keeffe

Directed by Wolf Heidecker

Tim Phillips as Banjo Paterson,

Stephanie Elise as Christina Macpherson

Colin Driscoll as The Swagman

Cora Browne as Sarah Riley

Felix Meagher as the Squatter

Musicians – Ewen Baker & Lou Hesterman


Presented by Bushwahzee and CAA -Wyndham Arts Alliance

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 2017 at 4pm   BYO Nibbles and drinks Doors open 3pm


EMERALD MECHANICS HALL400a Belgrave Gembrook Rd Emerald VIC


Felix Meagher   0413-801294

Felix Meagher  0413-801294