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THE HELENDALE
NUDE FOOTY CALENDAR
A PLAY BY JAKE STEWART
DIRECTED BY JAKE STEWART
SYNOPSIS

The Helendale Hornets Footy Club is in financial trouble and it looks like it’s just gonna go under, unless someone comes up with one heck of an idea.

Angus may just have one heck of an idea…

The footy guys are all kinda accidentally handsome.

And their illogical athletic pastime has rendered them well-built and quite evenly tanned.

And handsome well-built men sure do look good naked.

And people, yeah, also need to know what day of the week it is.

For the good of the town, the happiness of their mates, and their love of the sport, the footy shorts are coming off.

A play that tells three parallel stories of being a gay guy in an Australian country town.

It’s about mateship, about men, about sit-ups, about locker rooms, about love, about loathing, and about that town you drove through that time when you met a friendly guy with a dog or something and thought ‘Hey, maybe I’d like living here’, but you were like, never gonna actually consider ever doing that.

CAST

ANGUS – Chris Edwards

BLAZE – Jack Matthews

BRIK – Jordan Broadway

CASSIDY – Sam Porter

CONOR – Patrick Cook

CLINT – Wil King

CURTIS – Linus Tolliday

DARREN – Sam Nix

DANNY – Wil King

ERNIE – Sam Porter

HEATH – Dean Robinson

HOLDEN – Jordan Broadway

JACK – Jack Matthews
JEFF – Sam Porter

MASON – Guy Talon

NATHAN – Wil King

REEF – James Hardy

RYAN – Jordan Broadway

TOM – Sam Nix

TREV – Dean Robinson

CREW

DESIGNERS:   Lindsay Templeton and

                       Jessica McLaughlin Cafferty

DRAMATURG: Claire Macallister

PICTURED: Guy Talon

PHOTOGRAPHER: Marcus Mortale

THOUGHTS

"...a lot of humour, a lot of heart..."

                                          – Jack Beeby

"Intelligently wrought, and performed with warmth and appeal."

                                          – Myron My

BONUS TRIVIA

Our production of 'The Helendale Nude Footy Calendar' played at The Bluestone Church Arts Space in Footscray.

It was part of the 2017 Midsumma Festival.

The season ran from January 24 'til February 4.

This production was only possible thanks to the generous support of the Maribyrnong City Council.

PICTURED: Wil King, Patrick Cook, and James Hardy.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Jake Stewart