Lawson and Paterson yarns to enjoy

October 19, 2017

Come down and hear the yarns of Australia’s best storytellers Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson.

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort will host an evening of entertainment, laughter and reminiscing on Monday, October 30 at 7.30pm when the yarns of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson are relayed by the ‘Dead Men Talking’.

Max Cullen and Warren Fahey play Australia’s two favourite storytellers, yarning about old times, literacy legacies, changed circumstances and their infamous war of words.

This experience is as close as you can get to being in the presence of Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson and is a great quintessential Australian show.

It is intentionally marketed to older Australians who remember Lawson and Paterson but people of all ages are welcome.

A standout for this play is its uniqueness with virtually no production using only a bar and two stools as props and proceedings running for 75 minutes without an interval.

Both actors portraying the famous story tellers are well known and successful in their own right and have been touring all around Australia for the last three years.

Max Cullen who plays Henry Lawson has acted in popular films such as My Brilliant Career, X-Men Origins and The Great Gatsby and has won 2 AFI awards, a Logie and several film and theatre awards.

Warren Fahey AM who plays Banjo Paterson is a folklore collector, cultural historian, author, actor, broadcaster, record and concert producer, visual artist, songwriter and performer of Australian traditional and related historical music.

Warren told the Chronicle the show was important as it used Lawson and Paterson’s connection to bridge the gap between country and city and performing the show in small towns was most enjoyable to both of them.

"Max and I are looking forward to bringing Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson to life in Yarrawonga,” Warren said.

“As we travel around Australia with ‘Dead Men Talking’ it is the smaller communities we enjoy the most, especially after the show when we hop off the stage and chat to the locals.

“This show is very special to both of us and also to the memory of the two bards who did so much to make Australians bridge the gap between country and city.

“It is especially rewarding to salute Lawson in this anniversary year of his birth, 150 years ago. The old devil isn’t doing too bad.”

Cullen and Fahey joyfully bring the two poets to life in song, verse and yarns in what is called a ‘marvellous entertainment’ by the ABC TV news.

show also features a performance by celebrated Yarrawonga bush poet Trevor Hargreaves. Funds raised from the event will go towards the Katamatite Lions Club who are looking to light up their Wedge Tailed Eagle sculpture in Lions Park next to Boosey Creek as well as future intentions to restore, repair and repaint timber panels and eaves on the Katamatite Historic Museum.

The play will be held in the Willow Room of the Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort and guests are invited to dine in the bistro before the beginning of proceedings.

Only 100 tickets are to be sold and previous Dead Men Talking shows have sold out promptly so be quick to secure your ticket to this unique and marvellous entertainment.

Tickets are $35 and are available for purchase from the Katamatite Post Office, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort reception desk or by calling Rob Peachey on 0413 186 027.

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