Simon Madden Presents “Essendon Champions” From Thurgood to Hird

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0423 EC PRP 00Essendon Football Club’s dramatic and glorious history is relived through an encounter between the ubiquitous (and greatest ever?) Bomber’s supporter Des Lane (a Vietnam Veteran), and an intrepid, ambitious young journalist Mary Corrigan, hungry for a ‘scoop’ covering the Club’s 150th anniversary.

Bribery scandals, the war years, John Coleman’s suspension, Kevin Sheedy’s arrival, and the supplements saga are revealed through the eyes of some of the greatest to ever ‘Don the Sash’ including Albert Thurgood, Dick Reynolds, John Coleman, Kevin Sheedy and James Hird.

0423 EC PRP 02Award-winning playwright, Neil Cole, weaves the greatest controversies, challenges and triumphs for The Bombers across the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries into a tale that will tug at the heartstrings of footy fans across generations.

Simon Madden presents this Neil Cole Production featuring Alec Gilbert, Nicola Pohl, Melanie Madrigali and Matthew Richard Walsh.

Costumes by Romy Sweetnam Graphic Design and Set by Sarah Yeung
Directed by Alicia Benn-Lawler Madden says, “The play shows how resilient the supporters and the club have been over the years.

It’s a great story.”

‘This isn’t only a must-see for Bombers diehards, but for all footy fans who love the history and the personalities who make up our great game.’ Dr Dan Eddy, The Red & Black Collection.

Written & produced by Neil Cole 

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel,
12 Little Chapel St, Prahran 3181

Dates & Times: 26 April to 7 May | Wed to Sat 8pm | Sun 5pm

Tickets: $49Full | $42 Concession

or call 03 8290 7000 | Door sales available

Duration: 70mins

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