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A comedy about a man who lives in another man’s beard.

From the bizarre mind of Fringe-favourite Shane Adamczak (Just For Laughs Award winner and producer of the Award-winning ★★★★★ fringe hits This Is Not A Love Song and Vicious Circles) comes a comedy about how even the smallest people can do big things.

When a scientific accident causes a mild-mannered janitor to shrink and get stuck in another man’s beard, their unlikely friendship might be exactly what the two directionless men need to set them on the path toward being better men.

Featuring two of Australia’s most established indie-theatre performers, Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, Zack Adams and The Little Prince) and St John Cowcher (My Robot, The Red Balloon, Farm and The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik), the show combines physical theatre, storytelling, musical comedy and indie-rock. The Ballad Of Frank Allen is a theatrical experience like no other and one of the most weird and original shows you’ll ever see!

“This was a beautiful hidden gem of a show. Funny, heartfelt and pretty crazy… If you never thought you wanted to see a show about a man living on another man’s beard, trust me you do.” ★★★★★ – The Funny Tonne
“This is a very funny and bizarre sci-fi/rom com/musical/buddy story performed with gusto by two excellent physically comedic talents… it’s very clever, hilarious, pacy and brilliantly executed.” ★★★★★ – Adelaide Theatre Guide
“One of the most original and entertaining buddy-comedies you’re ever likely to have the opportunity to see” ★★★★★ – Kryztoff
“Brilliant Performance…Brilliantly written… The emotion Adamczak and Cowcher display on stage creates a successful and comfortable space of great energy, welcoming endless laughter and cheers from the audience.” ★★★★★ – The Australia Times (Melbourne)

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 26, Fri 27, Sat 28, Past Events

Price: $25

Venue: Mini Theatre

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Address: 1 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 2026

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