On today's episode, we sit down with rising stars, Zoe Ioannou and Luke Leong-Tay to discuss the new Australian musical Dubbo Championship Wrestling which premieres at the Hayes Theatre in May 2022.
Zoe and Luke run us through the massive learning curves they've learned to undertake real wrestling moves on stage, whilst still presenting a rocking Aussie score. We also feature one of our first games on the podcast! See how many wrestler names you can guess correctly. Who will win? Zoe or Luke?
Zoe is a graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, with a Diploma of Musical Theatre. Zoe made her professional debut at a young age playing the role of Pepper in GFO’s production of Annie. Luke (He/him) is a Chinese Australian actor, musician and writer from Perth currently represented by Morrissey Management. After studying a Bachelors of Musical Theatre at WAAPA, Luke is passionate about creating new, Australian theatre.
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!
Tickets and information can be booked for either the Hayes Theatre or Riverside Parramatta through the links below.
Hayes - https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/dubbo-championship-wrestling-2/
Riverside - https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/dubbo-championship-wrestling/
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