Serve of Newk at theatre

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NA­TIONAL trea­sure John New­combe is the sub­ject of a new one-man play cel­e­brat­ing his life. Mel­bourne play­wright Kieran Car­roll said he wrote the drama/com­edy Newk be­cause ten­nis is rarely seen on stage. “New­combe did a lot to pro­mote the sport and be­haved with in­tegrity through­out his ca­reer,” Car­roll said. “He was also in­cred­i­bly charis­matic, gen­tle­manly and well-be­haved.” Car­roll said Newk had been writ­ten with the ten­nis great’s con­sent. Mel­bourne ac­tor and co­me­dian Damian Cal­li­nan, pic­tured, plays the New­combe, who he says “had an in­cred­i­ble work ethic”. The play is set in 2014, at New­combe’s 70th birth­day party.

Newk, But­ter­fly Club, Jan­uary 14-19. Kingston Arts Cen­tre, Fe­bru­ary 1.

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