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Newk! The John Newcombe Story

Come join the party for a light-hearted look back at the glory days of Australian tennis through the life of a sporting icon.

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Newk! The John Newcombe Story

Date: 10 Jan 2020

It’s 2014. Australian tennis legend John Newcombe is turning 70 and the greats of tennis are arriving at his place for a barbie.

Come join the party as we take a light-hearted look back at the glory days of Australian tennis through the life of this sporting icon.

Written by award-winning playwright Kieran Carroll and performed by three-time Barry Award nominee and star of the recent hit film The Merger Damian Callinan, this comedic drama takes us on a journey through the highs and lows of this Aussie sporting legend in a time when racquets were wooden and sponsorship was rare.

Take a trip down memory lane with “Newk”, our hero on the world sporting stage (don’t forget his commercials for Cinzano, Aeroguard and Life Be In It!). An absolute must-see for all tennis fans and lovers of Australian sporting history.

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