A Merrigong Theatre Company Production in association with The Disability Trust

The Outside Man - Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Conceived by Anne-Louise Rentell, Daryl Wallis and the ensemble

LOVE. We all want it. We all need it. We all like to sing about it.

01 Apr – 01 Apr

Venture down a dark, rain-drenched alley, through an unmarked doorway to the depths of your subconscious, and step into cabaret night at The Sweet Wrapper Club.

Here, love doesn’t promise a happy ending. There’s no walking hand-in-hand on a beach in the glow of a glorious sunset. This is a world of dream vampires, lonely catbirds, bearded clowns, and hibernating bears. It is a song sung with a mouthful of fairy floss.

Featuring an ensemble of performers, some of whom are perceived to have intellectual disabilities, The Outside Man is a new Merrigong work with a unique artistic vision resulting from our long-term partnership with The Disability Trust.

An anarchic performance in which our learnt experience of romantic love is hijacked and reimagined, The Outside Man is a brave, new and outrageously original musical theatre work, from the team that brought you The Man Who Dreamt the Stars in 2014. Featuring live musicians including Daryl Wallis (Dead Man Brake, Landscape with Monsters), The Outside Man is an entertaining, imaginative and touching exploration of our ability to love.

Recommended for ages 13+. Contains adult themes. 

Audience Warning: Haze/smoke

Buy Tickets: For more information and bookings, visit http://shoalhavenentertainment.com.au

Free Talking Point in Wollongong
IPAC , 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong
The Outside Man - Merrigong Talking Point
Saturday 25 March, approx. 30 mins after the matinee ends

"A truly unique show… funny and intelligent… a tribute to the success that strong and inclusive collaborations deliver.” - Sydney Arts Guide (for The Man Who Dreamt The Stars)

Image: Ethan Green, Christian Tagliaferro, Malcolm Allison. Photo by Zakarij Kaczmarek

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Venue Information

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre


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Cast & Creative Team

Anne-Louise Rentell

Composer/Musical Director
Daryl Wallis

Tim Oxley
Jodi Phillis

Set Designer
Katja Handt

Caleb Lewis

Malcolm Allison
Elsie Croker
Ricky Gamble
Ethan Green
Rachel Head
Phillip Prentice
Christian Tagliaferro


Adult: $39
Conc/Group 8+: $34
Under 30s: $24
Family of 4: $96 (Max 2 Adults)

(Under 30s tickets not available online. A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Sat 1 Apr, 7.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 1 hr 20 mins (no interval)

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