Hayes Theatre Co

A home for Music Theatre and Cabaret in Sydney.

Hayes Theatre Co

Dubbo Championship Wrestling

Book & Lyrics by Daniel Cullen, Music by Daniel & James Cullen

Performance and Booking Details

Date

Performances 13 May 2022 - 11 June 2022

Performances

  • Mon 6:30 pm
  • Tues - Sat 7:30 pm
  • Thur 1:00 pm
  • Sat 2:00 pm

Running Time

Approximately 2 hour 20 minutes – including interval

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*No Matinee on Saturday 14 May

*Captioned Performance on Thursday 26 May

Content Warning: This production contains strong coarse language, strobe lighting and haze.

Presented by Hayes Theatre Co 

Director Sheridan Harbridge
Musical Supervisor & Co-Arranger Joe Accaria
Musical Director & Co-Arranger  Glenn Moorhouse
Assistant Director & Stage Manager Daniel Cottier
Choreographer Ellen Simpson
Fight Director Tim Dashwood
Set & Costume Designer Ella Butler
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Sound Designer David Bergman
Costume Associate Sanica Holden
Wig Supervisor Helen Thatcher
Orchestrator Cypress Bartlett
Assistant to the Choreographer Gelina Enriquez
Assistant Stage Manager Nathan Sandy
Production Secondment Melita Vertigan
Executive Producer Michelle Guthrie

Starring: Zoe Ioannou, Genevieve Lemon, Luke Leong-Tay, Noni McCallum, Terry Serio, Justin Smith, Aaron Tsindos, Bishanyia Vincent
Swings: Billie Palin, Berynn Schwerdt, William Tukia-Edwards

There’s not a spare seat in the Dubbo Dome. Ozzy the Aussie Battler flicks his cape and steps into the ring, and the crowd go troppo.
This is Dubbo Championship Wrestling, the hilarious new Aussie rock musical that will change everything you thought you knew about professional wrestling, regional Australia, and musical theatre itself.

Rose, a young woman from Dub-Vegas with wrestling in her blood, has long ago turned her back on the family business and Dubbo’s stifling small-town ways. When circumstance brings her back to her hometown on the eve of Dubbomania, the biggest wrestling tournament of the year, Rose is drawn into a monumental battle over family and identity, featuring capes, choreography, and some of the most colourful characters you’ll ever meet.

The violence, the joy, the costumes, the thumbtacks. Will there be blood? We bloody hope so.

Dubbo Championship Wrestling, written by rising stars Daniel and James Cullen and directed by smackdown champion Sheridan Harbridge, has been developed through Hayes Creative Development.

Content Warning: Dubbo Championship Wrestling proudly makes FULL use of our filthy national lingo. Language may offend others!


PRICES

Previews & Weekday Matinees
Full Price $63 | Concession $57

Weeknights & Saturday Matinees
Full Price $73 | Concession $67

Friday & Saturday Evenings
Full Price $79 


ACCESSIBILITY

Captioned Performance

Thursday 26 May 7:30pm

Please contact Box Office if you require assistance to book seats with a view of the captions (Row E and behind).


Wheelchair Seating

A limited number of accessible seats are available in the front row of the theatre.

Please contact the box office on (02) 8065 7337 to purchase accessible seating (subject to availability). 

 

Covid Safety

Booking Information

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DUBBO CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING STUDIO CONCEPT ALBUM

To celebrate the launch of a brand new Australian rock musical we have produced a studio concept album!

Dubbo Championship Wrestling music team Joe Accaria & Glenn Moorhouse assembled an inspired group of established pop, country and musical theatre singers to record this album featuring (in order of appearance on the recording): iOTA, Vidya Makan, Lara Mulcahy, Genevieve Lemon, Eddie Perfect, Ryan Gonzalez, Amber Lawrence, Loren Hunter, Lucy Durack and David Campbell 

Click here to listen on your favourite streaming platform.

 

Reviews

Reviews

Timeout ★★★★★
Alannah Maher | 19 May 2022

 

“Dubbo Championship Wrestling (DCW) is absolutely over the top, and it’s just about the most bloody fun you can have on a night at the theatre.” 

DCW is a love letter to the explosive ’80s, the flip-phone flirty early aughts, the big heart of country town Australiana, and the absolute ridiculousness and showmanship of professional wrestling.”

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Limelight ★★★★
Jo Litson | 19 May 2022

 

The musical is a love letter to wrestling, country Australia and decent bogan Aussies […]”

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Theatre Thoughts ★★★★
Charlotte Smee | 20 May 2022

 

“A musical worth seeing for the title alone, Dubbo Championship Wrestling is packed to the teeth with slapstick comedy, Aussie rock belters, hi-vis vests, and knee-high wrestling boots.”

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The Theatre Enthusiast ★★★★
Vaanie Krishnan | 20 May 2022

 

“[…] hilariously smart and honest.”

“[…] a spectacle for the senses.”

“[…] a bloody good time.”

“Next time you organise to meet a friend after work, skip the bar or the fancy restaurant and get yourselves a ticket to the DUBBO DOME.” 

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Sydney Arts Guide
Richard Cotter | 19 May 2022

 

“DUBBO CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING is a genuine stand up and cheer entertainment.”

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