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Damian Callinan, renowned character and stand-up comedian, suffers from OTTDS (Over The Top Dance Syndrome). After years of eschewing partner dancing and cutting up dancefloors on his own he discovers that the only cure is to learn how to Swing Dance.

Swing Man sends Damian on a journey back to the incidents in his adolescence that set him on his path – a fracas at a Bush Dance, unrequited love at Ballroom Dancing, and the revelation that as a 17 year old he was abducted by Swing-era obsessed aliens who set him an ultimatum to learn how to Swing dance by the time he is 51.

Lindy Hop on down to watch the three-time Barry Award nominee Shag his way through his Boogie Woogie midlife crisis.

Nominated FringeWorld Best Comedy 2018 

“Damian Callinan is a breath of fresh air” ★★★★★ – OutinPerth

“Callinan displays all the right moves.” – The West Australian

“Slick and highly entertaining.” ★★★★ – The Advertiser

“Callinan has found that self-improvement and comedy can make strangely effective bedfellows.” – Herald Sun

Starring Damien Callinan & Jeanne-Clare Storace OR Genevieve Wallis

NB: Sold Out? A small allocation of tickets may be released at the Box Office each night. Try your luck!

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Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Dates: Thu 19, Fri 20, Sat 21, Past Events

Price: $30

Venue: Parlour Tent

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Address: 1 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 2026

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