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    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • South West Rocks School of Arts Hall


    ‘I won’t drink any more… but I won’t drink any less!’

    The journey from Merchant Naval Officer to seasick sailor…

    Thirst is a two-act theatre performance original work with acoustic music – guitar, banjo, piano, stomp box, blues harp, and vocals as well as a bag full of stories & projections.

    THIRST tells the true story of a man named Stan Adams. Stan was an officer in the Australian Merchant Navy in the 1950’s and 60’s. He had a good life, great job, a lovely wife and 2 great kids in Sydney.

    Stan walked away from everything he had, to live rough on the streets. To drink rum and cough mixture with two of his navy mates, eating and surviving from garbage bins and the goodwill of those he met.

    Set in the early nineteen eighties THIRST is both comic and tragic.

    Stan came and stayed with us for a weekend respite at “the Manor”, a broken-down old share house in Epping. The 6 of us young housemates became besotted with Stan’s character, charm & whimsical nature.

    In our home four decades ago, unlikely friendships were forged between the 6 young lads and this Drunken Sailor. The impact would last a lifetime.

    Written and performed by one of the 6 housemates, Deebee Bishop, THIRST tells the story of what happened to us all.

    “He came to stay for one weekend and stayed for the rest of his life.”

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Past events

17 Jun 2021 Mankind Project Australia
03 Jun 2021 Mankind Project Australia
27 May 2021 Wildlife Photography Workshop
22 May 2021 Oddfellows Unplugged
16 May 2021 Gladstone Quality Market
08 Apr 2021 Festival of Small Halls
27 Feb 2021 Oddfellows Unplugged
26 Feb 2021 SNEZ
21 Feb 2021 Gladstone Quality Market
17 Dec 2020 Carols by Candlelight
28 Nov 2020 Gladstone Mind Labyrinth - SCREENING
21 Nov 2020 Gladstone Mind Labyrinth - BUILDING
17 Oct 2020 Daniel Champagne
17 Oct 2020 SECOND SHOW! Daniel Champagne
09 Sep 2020 MVAC AGM
28 Mar 2020 Oddfellows Unplugged
16 Feb 2020 High Tea Boogie feat. Wednesday Morning
31 Jan 2020 Festival of Small Halls
24 Jan 2020 Cass Eager with special guest Nathan Beretta
11 Jan 2020 Joe Robinson at the HOT CLUB @ FREDO
15 Dec 2019 Red Cedar Festival - STALL HOLDER REGISTRATION
15 Dec 2019 Red Cedar Festival
15 Dec 2019 Gladstone Quality Market
06 Dec 2019 Ukulele Workshop
05 Dec 2019 Djembe Workshop
29 Nov 2019 2040
23 Nov 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
15 Nov 2019 Stuarts Point Players Presents
26 Oct 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
20 Oct 2019 Gladstone Quality Market
28 Sep 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
21 Sep 2019 Jez Mead & Co plus Jimmy Dowling
15 Sep 2019 FULL MOON with Delma, Pete & Alf
15 Sep 2019 Gladstone Quality Market
25 Aug 2019 Down to Earth: Concert with Benjamin van Haeff
24 Aug 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
18 Aug 2019 Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Quintet
17 Aug 2019 INSPIRED TO DRAW
14 Aug 2019 MVAC General Meeting
04 Aug 2019 Sculpture in the Gaol - Market Stalls
03 Aug 2019 Gaol After Dark - Fundraiser
03 Aug 2019 Sculpture in the Gaol exhibition
27 Jul 2019 Oddfellows Unplugged
10 Jul 2019 MVAC General Meeting
29 Jun 2019 Curry & Culture night
16 Jun 2019 Daniel Champagne with Maurice Amour
12 Jun 2019 MVAC General Meeting
19 May 2019 Grace & Hugh
11 May 2019 William Crighton & Beans on Toast
08 May 2019 MVAC General Meeting
11 Apr 2019 Soul Sangeet
10 Apr 2019 MVAC AGM
28 Mar 2019 BANJO
24 Mar 2019 Kavisha Mazzella and Andrew Clermont
08 Mar 2019 Scott Cook and the She'll Be Rights with Liz Frencham
01 Mar 2019 Flickerfest on Tour
24 Feb 2019 High Tea Boogie feat. Wednesday Morning
16 Feb 2019 High Tea Boogie feat. Delma & Pete
09 Feb 2019 Claire Anne Taylor - ALBUM LAUNCH
31 Jan 2019 Festival of Small Halls ft. Fru Skagerrak & Liam Gerner & Dan Hopkins
22 Jan 2019 Taylor Henderson live at the ROXY
12 Jan 2019 Joe Robinson at the HOT CLUB @ FREDO
09 Dec 2018 Celebrating A Decade of Harmony
01 Dec 2018 Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys
23 Nov 2018 The DATE BROTHERS at the HOT CLUB
18 Nov 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Rory Ellis
18 Nov 2018 Gladstone Quality Market
17 Nov 2018 Red Cedar Festival
14 Nov 2018 Epiphany: art exhibition by Mark Pryor
10 Nov 2018 BACHING MAD
03 Nov 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
02 Nov 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
27 Oct 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
26 Oct 2018 Stuarts Point Players Presents
21 Oct 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Liam Moylan
19 Oct 2018 Darren Jack Band at the HOT CLUB
16 Sep 2018 Sunday Sessions feat. Delma & Pete
16 Sep 2018 Gladstone Quality Markets
07 Sep 2018 Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz at the HOT CLUB
25 Aug 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
24 Aug 2018 Mark Oats and Matty Zarb at the HOT CLUB
18 Aug 2018 Gladstone Quality Markets
12 Aug 2018 Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Quartet
08 Aug 2018 MVAC AGM
05 Aug 2018 Sculpture in the Gaol 2018
28 Jul 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
13 Jul 2018 Justice Crew - Live at the Roxy
01 Jul 2018 Lloyd Spiegel at the HOT CLUB
23 Jun 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
07 Jun 2018 Live & Local
04 Jun 2018 Stuarts Point Players auditions
26 May 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
20 May 2018 Vanishing Shapes at the HOT CLUB
18 May 2018 A Mighty Force
06 May 2018 Jan Preston at Oddfellows
28 Apr 2018 Oddfellows Unplugged
26 Apr 2018 Daughters of the Rum Rebellion
14 Apr 2018 Corin Raymond and Scott Cook at the HOT CLUB
25 Mar 2018 Stuarts Point Players meeting
18 Mar 2018 Lindsay Lou at the HOT CLUB
10 Mar 2018 Honey & Knives at the HOT CLUB
24 Feb 2018 Cyril B Bunter at the HOT CLUB

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