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Presented by Sam Dugmore


Heroes never die...they just cry deep down inside.

Sam Dugmore is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, Man-BO.

MAN-BO must un-earth his ruthless man skills to confront his greatest nemesis...himself. A deadly journey of herosim, calamity and raw emotion.
One-man vs himself. A feel-bad comedy about heroism.

Join Sam for a high-energy, rip-roaring physical comedy that will blow your socks off!

Tickets available through holdenstreettheatres.com and adelaidefringe.com.au


WINNER Week One - BankSA Best Comedy

Praise for MAN-BO

★★★★★ "This show is a masterclass on how to engage an audience through the power of pure silliness." - The Advertiser

★★★★★ "Thoroughly enjoyed this locked and loaded and laugh-out-loud romp." - The Barefoot Review

★★★★★ "MAN-BO is one extremely hilarious show from go to woah. You will wish you were shot by an AK-47 if you miss this!" - GLAM Adelaide

★★★★1/2 "Sam can act, dance and yes, sing superbly from his heart." - The Clothesline

Praise for MAN-BO at FringeWorld Perth

★★★★1/2 "It’s impossible to not laugh... you’ll want to see this show over and over again!" - The Fourth Wall

Praise for Samuel Dugmore with The Latebloomers

★★★★ "Physical comedy at its best."- The West Australian
for Scotland! by The Latebloomers.

★★★★★ "Simply pure gold." - Fringefeed
for The Bakers by The Latebloomers.

WINNER 'Weekly Comedy' - Fringe World 2020

WINNER Best Comedy Weekly Award - Adelaide Fringe 2019

WINNER Spirit of the Fringe Award - Paris Fringe 2018

WINNER Inspiration Award - Prague Fringe 2018

Shortlisted Creative Award & Performance Award - Prague Fringe 2018

Third Place Audience Award - Prague Fringe 2018

Cast & Crew

Sam Dugmore (Australia) Samuel Lachlan Dugmore began his performance career at the University of Wollongong in NSW, Australia in 2006 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Performance. Upon graduating in 2008 he worked professionally for 3 years with theatre company Brainstorm Productions touring educational shows Australia wide. In 2011 he expanded his career into film and television and has featured in over 35 short films. He has also featured in television commercials and shows. Sam is a graduate of the international theatre school, Ecole Jacques Lecoq (2015-17) and is a performer and divisor with award winning theatre companies Cut Mustard and The Latebloomers. He continues to tour festivals and theatres worldwide and is an experienced theatre practitioner running workshops in the Lecoq Technique.

Jess Clough-MacRae - Director (UK) is a Bristol-based performer, director, and movement director. She studied at the University of East Anglia, the Bristol Old Vic Made in Bristol Programme and the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. She is a member of award-winning Cut Mustard Theatre and has toured extensively with their show 2100: A Space Novelty. She has recently toured with Tessa Bide Productions. Jess was the assistant director on the Bristol Old Vic’s recent production of Cyrano and associate movement director on The Merry Wives of Windsor at Shakespeare’s Globe and Touching the Void at the Bristol Old Vic. Jess is an experienced theatre practitioner and has run workshops for children, teens, and adults, in schools in the UK and Australia and for the Bristol Old Vic Young Company, the Theatre Royal Bath and Shakespeare’s Globe.


HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure Fringe Program. To ensure public safety we have implemented a COVID Safe plan. Social distancing, density and hygiene practices will be adhered to at all times. Only attend the event if you are feeling well. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you get tested as soon as possible and follow social isolation guidelines until you recover.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.

The safety and health of our patrons, staff and performers is our main priority and we will do everything we can to ensure a fun and safe evening out.

Learn More about our Covid Safe Practices Here.




Genre: Comedy/Physical Theatre

Season: Fringe 2021

Rating: M

This show is rated M for Mature Audiences, it depicts violence and contains course language.

Suitable for 15 years and over.

Origin: SA

Dates: 9th - 14th Mar

Duration: 60 min

9 - 14 Mar: 6:30pm


General Admission: $28
Concession: $25
Child: $15
Family: $75
Group (6+): $25
Bank SA: $21.75
Mid Week Treat: $22
Preview: $22.50
Double Your Applause: $56

Venue: The Arch

34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Arch.


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