Pre-show drinks and snacks from 7pm
Film: A Date for Mad Mary 8 pm
After-show drinks and snacks (sponsored by VACountry)
Opening night party hosted by FAB CV
Courtesy bus to the Bendigo Club and return to Bendigo CBD.
Pre-purchased tix $30 conc / $35 full
All tix at the door $40
Opening Night - Friday 28 April 7 pm
Film: A Date for Mad Mary
As funny, flawed and foulmouthed as its irresistible central character, A Date for Mad Mary makes an absolute show of itself, and it is wonderful - Variety
Seána Kerslake gives the performance of the festival (possibly the performance of the year) as 'Mad' Mary McArdle, a young woman trying to slot back into her Irish backwater existence after being released from prison. Mary’s walked straight back into maid-of-honour duties at her best friend’s wedding, scrounging for a date and determined to prove she’s not the total lost cause everyone thinks she is. Stocked with talent and shot through with wry observational heart, A Date for Mad Mary is a well worth cancelling your plans for.