The Wheeler Centre at The Toff
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It was fun when you were seven, and it’s still fun now. Did you have your childhood pet taxidermied? Do you treasure the cigarette butt some famous singer flicked into the crowd after the gig of a lifetime? It could be something weird, or it may be something valuable, rare or personally significant. It might be a text message, a piece of furniture, a childhood toy or a mobile phone video.
The stuff we keep says something about ourselves, and Show and Tell for Grown-ups is a place to share those stories. Host Tony Wilson invites his visiting hoarders to each reveal a thought-provoking or memory-stirring curiosity – then, the floor is open to you. Whip out your own novel objects and keepsakes … and give us all the low-down.
Bring your friends. Bring your family. Bring your taxidermy pelican collection.
Tony Wilson is an author of more than 20 books for all ages and several genres. His picture books Hickory Dickory Dash and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon were bestseller and both were selected as National Simultaneous Storytime titles. His most recent book for adults is 1989: The Great Grand Final (Hardie Grant, 2020)
Damian Callinan is an award-winning standup comic, TV sketch show star, broadcaster, director, actor and writer.
Cal Wilson came across the Tasman in 2003 and has gone on to become one of our most popular comedians, a perennial favourite on television shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention?, Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and Thank God You’re Here. Her stand up shows are as engaging as they are hilarious, often bringing the audience’s stories to life alongside her own.
A touring headline comedian for over a decade, Danny has performed on four continents – and gigged for royalty, Prime Ministers and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He's been on the television numerous times: Utopia, The Project, The Footy Show, Rove [Live], The Circle, Santo Sam & Ed’s Total Football, The Mansion, City Homicide, Stand Up Australia … and he had one line in Steven Spielberg’s The Pacific. He made his Hollywood debut in the Nicolas Cage thriller, Knowing. He appears in the pivotal opening scene – meaning if you list the cast in order of appearance, he almost has top billing.
Despite all of these achievements, he is best known for writing funny things for footballers to run through. He’s okay with this. Go Dogs.
This July, we’re throwing sass at winter, stepping out and hitting the town.
While our own performance space undergoes a casual makeover, The Toff in Town will become the Wheeler Centre’s home away from home, as we slip down Swanston Street to take up residence with a mini-programme of events – held alongside drink specials and signature cocktails – in the heart of Curtin House.
Come and find us at the bar; you’ll find favourites from our regular series, a couple of special events and atmosphere in spades.