Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre hosts a number of community events and private hires throughout the year.

‘Then He Came Home’ Rehearsed Reading

at The Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre
Friday June 8, 2018 at 7pm

$15 Full/ $10 Conc

Visiting Pitjanjtajtarra, Warrigmal, South Sea Islander woman Elaine Crombie (Kiki and Kitty, ABC. Barbara and the Camp Dogs, Belvoir), will direct a rehearsed reading of Then He Came Home at The Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre on Friday June 8 at 7pm.

Elaine will work with the playwright Leisa Whyte and local actors as part of her A Month in the Country residency sponsored by Hothouse Theatre.

Then He Came Home is based on the homecoming experiences of Aboriginal soldiers who fought for Australia in WWI, and subsequent wars, at a time when they were not considered citizens of the country whose freedom they fought for; a significant part of our ANZAC story that has largely been untold.

Then He Came Home highlights the universal theme of the effects of war on society, both black and white. During research for the play many local families shared their family histories from the war years. Elements of these stories have been woven into the play, resulting in a moving story that has enriched the local ANZAC narrative.

Nomad Films created a short documentary, highlighting the local interviews conducted as part of the research for this project. The short documentary made will be screened as part of the Rehearsed Reading’s program.

This project is supported by Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Murray Arts on behalf of the NSW Government

Albury Wodonga’s first Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ event for NAIDOC 2018

Drag shows + Koorioke = Dragioke

Saturday 14 July

7pm to 11pm

Aaron Perkins-Kemp-Berger, Mitch Hibbens and Bobby Whybrow will be performing as their alter egos – Yawana Fork, Anita Fork and Selma Fork. They will be entertaining community with songs from Black Divas to celebrate, in-line with this year’s NAIDOC theme “Because of her we can”.

$15 Full / $10 Conc / $10ea Groups 8+

18+ Event


7 PM


Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with his great grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. It details Malcolm’s early years, though few records about his 8th week as a foetus are available. Nonetheless, two thirds of the show is devoted to that specific week. The rest focusses on Malcolm’s triumph after triumph adult life. Well may you ask, ‘Is our PM actually Vinny from Entourage?’. Years ago, Jordan physically bumped into Malcolm. MT reeled back, delicately wailing, “MAHahaw”, as though a plague-ridden pleb had sneezed. Since that day, Jordan has been dissecting the origins of MT’s response. Now he believes that fate has inextricably linked him with MT to tiptoe this velvety biographical path together. Malcolm knows you love him…so this show you’ll love.

Jordan Shanks (friendlyjordies) is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has been described as “irreverent”, “surreal” and “some guy who got a cheap camera from K-Mart”.

He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel with 250,000 followers. Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies.

Since 2013 he has spent 4 years in self-imposed solitary confinement reading thousands of articles about the collapse of the planet and then yelling about it online.

In 2016 he left the costumes at home and toured for 2 years across Australia with his highly acclaimed live motivational comedy show, Chin Up, Stooge!

Full $39/ Conc. $35 plus booking and handling fee