Spin­ning yarns

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

Two of Aus­tralia’s great­est story tell­ers are head­ing our way.

Dead Men Talk­ing, hosted by the Kata­matite Lions Club, is a two-man show jam­packed full of verse, song and yarns.

With Max Cullen as Henry Law­son and War­ren Fa­hey as Banjo Pater­son, th­ese two well-known ac­tors have been tour­ing Aus­tralia for the past three years per­form­ing this quintessen­tially Aus­tralian show.

The play fea­tures just a bar table and two Aus­tralian icons, dis­cussing their lit­er­ary lega­cies and their in­fa­mous war of words in The Bul­letin mag­a­zine.

Max Cullen has acted in such films as Sunday Too Far Away, My Bril­liant Ca­reer, The Odd An­gry Shot, Spi­der and Rose and more re­cently, X-Men Ori­gins and The Great Gatsby.

He has won two AFI awards, a Lo­gie and sev­eral other film and the­atre awards.

War­ren Fa­hey is a folk­lore col­lec­tor, cul­tural his­to­rian, au­thor, ac­tor, broad­caster, record and con­cert pro­ducer, vis­ual artist, song­writer and per­former of Aus­tralian tra­di­tional and re­lated his­tor­i­cal mu­sic.

There will also be a spe­cial per­for­mance by Yarrawonga bush poet, Trevor Har­g­reaves.

Kata­matite Lions Club wants to use funds raised from the show to light up the wedge-tailed ea­gle sculp­ture in the Lions Park be­side Boosey Creek.

The club also in­tends to re­store, re­pair and re­paint the tim­ber pan­els and eaves on the Kata­matite His­toric Mu­seum.

‘‘Only 100 tick­ets are on sale. The show will sell out so peo­ple need to book early to en­sure they get a seat for this great night out,’’ Kata­matite Lions Club act­ing sec­re­tary Rob Peachey said.

‘‘A lot of peo­ple around are of the gen­er­a­tion that knew of Banjo Pater­son and Henry Law­son and this show will be as close as you can ever get to be­ing in the pres­ence of th­ese two great Aus­tralian story tell­ers.’’

It’s on at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Re­sort on October 30 from 7.30 pm.

Tick­ets cost $35. To book, phone Rob Peachey on 0413 186 027. Tick­ets can also be pur­chased from the Kata­matite Post Of­fice and the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Re­sort re­cep­tion desk.

Telling a story or two: Henry Law­son (Max Cullen) and Banjo Pater­son (War­ren Fa­hey) will be per­form­ing in a fundraiser for the Kata­matite Lions Club.

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