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The Drill Hall Theatre Company is bringing the story of Australia’s greatest living artist to the stage with the play, Mr Bailey’s Minder.

Directed by former NIDA teacher and actor, Liz Chance, and written by Debra Oswald, (creator of the TV series, Offspring), Mr Bailey’s Minder is described as a ‘wildly funny and deeply moving play centred around the life of artist, Leo Bailey, who battled to survive the impacts of alcohol and self-loathing’.

According to Liz, it’s been a challenging time to make theatre, and while the cast and crew have faced private battles with flood, Covid and injury, they are forging ahead. 

‘We’ve had to postpone three times this year, and so we’re excited to be opening on June 9 – Monkey pox notwithstanding – we’re keen to spread some joy’. 

Mr Bailey’s Minder runs June 9 till 26 at Mullum’s Drill Hall Theatre, and features powerful and hilarious performances by Abby Green, Gregory Aitken, Tom Davies, and Kasadevi Curtis, and inspiring set design by artist, Claire Atkins, and architect, Toni Appleton. 

Visit www.drillhalltheatre.org.au for full details. 

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