Non-Schools Kit

BANJO 2000 

Touring deal 

& Photographs

BANJO 2002

Year of the Outback Tour

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 Expression of Interest Form



BANJO 2000     Touring deal 

A Theatrical Performance based on the Life and Times of A.B.(Banjo) Paterson


RUNNING TIME:     70 minutes


A3 Posters up to 50 per venue are included in the fee.

A CD is available for venues that wish to encourage involvement from local radio

A Broadcast Quality Betacam Promo Video is available for use in television programs including local news broadcasts.

Art Work available on disk at negotiable cost


Technical Requirements







Performing Area: 6 metres by 4 metres (preferably on a raised stage)

Bump In: 2hrs (or less depending on technical issues)

Bump Out: 1 hr

Sound: Portable equipment is supplied by us.

Lighting: We utilize the lighting that is available


Table and display area required for sale of Posters and CDís

Presenter Responsibilities

Venue Hire, Front of House and Local Publicity



If you book a show when we are in your area you will avoid all accommodation and travel costs and will benefit from huge discounts on the performance fees. 

Our normal minimum is $750 plus 12% of gross box office plus accommodation and travel. 

However for the 2000 Arts Council and Club tour our minimum fee can be as low as $350. 

Check out the tour itinerary page to see when BANJO will be in your area or contact us.

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BANJO 2002     Year of the Outback Tour

A Theatrical Performance based on the Life and Times of A.B.(Banjo) Paterson


Expressions of interest are being sought from community groups, arts organizations or presenters who may be interested in being involved in:
BANJO 2002 - The Year of the Outback Tour.

BANJO is a One Man Show performed by Karm (Craig) Gilespie exploring the life and works of A.B.Paterson and is in itself a celebration of Colonial Australia, the Australian Frontier, of Federation and of the "wondrous glory of the everlasting stars" that is The Australian Outback.


This 2002 production will be bigger and better than ever; originally 50 minutes long, the Year of the Outback production will be 90 minutes (plus interval) and will include even more of the Aussie Bardís great works. A new updated design ensures the show will be suitable for larger venues.

This NEW EXTENDED version of BANJO will be touring in 2002 to all Australian states and territories.

VENUE: Banjo has successfully played in 500 seat theatres, 250 seat cabaret rooms, 100 seat country RS&L Halls, and to an intimate 25 in a woolshed (Note: you do not have to have a venue organized to express your interest)

COSTS: We anticipate being able to access various forms of assistance, which will ensure your organization is not in any financial risk. 
As a guideline our usual performance fee is $750 plus 12% box office royalty, however with our sponsorship deal (pending) this amount will be drastically reduced, and for smaller groups we are willing to negotiate a lower fee with a higher percentage royalty.

MARKETING AND PUBLICITY: Obviously you know your audience better than we possibly can, so it is only natural that your involvement in this area will be crucial. However our aim is to have a sponsorship deal and funding package in place that will greatly enhance local promotional and advertising activities.

THE AUDIENCE: So what is the demographic. Experience has proven that every single person who has had the pleasure of the BANJO experience has been thoroughly entertained and amazed at the caliber of this world class performance. However, in marketing terms, it is undoubtedly the combined extremes of schools and seniors who form the core market for this product. The senior citizen centres, bowling and social clubs form the main focus of direct marketing efforts, whilst local radio and television have continually shown their interest in this project. Poetry clubs and Historical Societies also offer great potential, as do all local community based groups.


Without your interest and involvement this tour will not happen. 

If, after reading this letter and the enclosed information, you are the slightest bit interested in being a part of the BANJO 2002 Year of the Outback Tour, we ask that you take a moment to fill in the enclosed EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM so that we can keep you informed of progress. 

Also, we ask that you please pass this information on to others who may also be interested. 
Thanks for your time

PO Box 749 Mt Waverley, Vic, Australia 3149 
Phone & Fax:                            
61 3 9561 7316 
Mobile:                                         61 411 512 765 

CLICK here for Expression of Interest Form

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Reviews of "BANJO - A Dramatic Performance"

                "brilliant and hilarious"
                 Tim Lloyd, The Advertiser

"he is thoroughly entertaining"
Tony Mack,  Lowdown

"Mulga Billís Bicycle is a delight, as Gillespie cavorts about the stage"
Arna Eyers-White, dB Magazine

"fresh, light, and witty"
Rita Durkin, Rip It Up

"a terrific performance"
Barbara Wolke (Must See List, Adelaide Fringe)

Permission is being sought from various copyright owners to publish their reviews of the  show.  Full copies will be posted when copyright clearance is received.     

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