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Something That Happened – Development Showing 

Sat 8 Oct

By The Strangeways Ensemble

Something That Happened explores the quest for fame as a desire for visibility, to be seen and heard. The work is inspired by the representation of people with disability in film and theatre, with specific reference to John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.  

This will be a work-in-progress presentation of concepts and scenes that are being developed towards the Main Stage production in 2024.  

Comprising seven members, The Strangeways Ensemble is Merrigong’s permanent company of professional actors perceived to have intellectual disability, and Wollongong’s only professional theatre ensemble. 


Click here to find out more about the artists behind this show. 

Pay What You Feel

We want to make it easier to experience new works. So for this event there is no set ticket price. Instead, you simply reserve a spot, show up, then pay what you feel the performance is worth afterwards.

1. Reserve your spot for free.

Register and reserve your spot online.

If this is your first time, you will need to sign up. All you need is an email address and a credit or debit card (note – no money is charged to your card.)

2. See the show. 

You know this bit…

3. Pay what you feel. 

After the show, we’ll send you an email asking how much you want to contribute. You choose the amount based on your experience and your circumstances. There is no minimum or maximum amount.

Important: If you reserve a seat and don’t show up on the night, you will be charged a $20 no-show fee per seat. This ensures that the artists don’t miss out for their work.


MERRIGONGX is our annual artists’ program. It focuses on supporting artists to take creative risks.

MERRIGONGX places artists and their practice at the centre of our community. From in-house creative developments to full-blown public presentations of new work, and everything in between, MERRIGONGX provides independent artists with financial, technical, marketing and artistic resources.

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