Thursday 27 July 2017
Twists and Turns
On the 23 August 2008, a young Australian athlete made Olympic history.
Coming from 30 points behind, and on his final dive, he scored 112.10 to shock himself and the diving world and rob the Chinese of a full sweep of Olympic diving gold medals.
On that day Matthew Mitcham OAM became Australia's first male diving Olympic gold medallist since 1924, and the only diver ever in Olympic history, to produce a perfect 10 point score from all judges – winning the 2008 Beijing Olympics 10m platform title.
Grinning with pride from front pages around the world, there was no hint of the personal demons that had led this supremely talented young dynamo to quit diving less than two years before his famous win at Beijing.
Based on his book of the same name, and told with the honesty and courage he is admired for, this live production of Twists and Turns is an inspiring story of a true champion – in and out of the pool.
Under The Covers
You can expect more effervescence, charm and hilariously-brutal honesty as Mathew delivers a few Public Service Announcements he's learnt through trial and (mostly) error.
Accompanied by Spanky and pianist Matthew Ogle, this brand new all singing, all dancing production will make you feel better about your life choices in perfect 3-part harmony.
Twists and Turns and Under the Covers was created by Matthew Mitcham, award winning director Nigel Turner-Carroll and international cabaret sensation Spanky (aka Rhys Morgan).
2 hour 30 minutes with intermission.