Don Reid’s Codgers – Online Watch Party

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Don Reid’s Codgers – Online Watch Party

Venue Online
Dates 03 September 2021
Category Riverside Theatres Digital - Online Watch Party

Riverside Theatres Digital presents
Australian Theatre Live 
Adapted for the screen and Directed by Wayne Harrison

Be part of the exclusive Online Watch Party of this hilarious film on our Riverside Theatres Digital platform. You will be able to stream the film and take part in the live chat function. After the film, participate in a Q&A with members of the cast and creative team, hosted by Creative Director of Australian Theatre Live and Producer and Co-Director of Codgers, Grant Dodwell. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight into the film and a chance to have your questions answered. This is a one time only event, you will not have access to the film on demand afterwards.

Chat live after the show with:
Q&A Host – Creative Director of Australian Theatre Live and Producer and Co-Director Grant Dodwell
Cast Member – Shane Porteous 
Riverside Theatres Past Director – Robert Love AM
Director – Wayne Harrison 
Co-Producer – Fiona Press

Five senior Aussie men, four of them mates since war service, meet one morning each week in a gymnasium. They exercise, chew the fat about their families, laugh, tease and sing. Together, they solve the problems of the world…even if they must agree to disagree.

But some surprising and disturbing elements enter to test and challenge their comfortable relationships with each other and the world around them. Secrets, differences and loss of trust threaten to destroy the long-established friendships.

JIMMY, the jokester, worries about having something to leave his grand-daughter; old LES has to cope with losing his marbles; conservative PATRICK suspects his mate KEITH of having an affair; and good-natured ribbing about old political sores becomes tense when a newcomer’s enthusiasm to join the group ruffles everyone’s feathers and exposes long-held prejudices. ROD, the youngest of the troupe, struggles to manage the discord…

They begin to see that the vulnerability of one is the vulnerability of all – and commonality begins to re-assert itself. Seeing each other and themselves in a different light: they learn that ‘difference’ is more a matter of point of view; that you ‘wouldn’t be dead for quids’; and, no matter what, that you gotta laugh!

Rated M – Coarse language

Book tickets on this page for the Online Watch Party on Youtube. If you’re looking for the On Demand offering click here.

How You Can Access
We are holding an Online Watch Party for this film on Friday 3 September 2021 at 7:30pm into your home. The link will be available on this date only and will be streamed on YouTube and will not be available to view online after the event.
You are welcome to share and watch the film as a group or couple. But if you are going to share the online version with your family or a group in your household, please consider that when purchasing your household ticket.

There is no transaction fee for this film.

Need Help?
If you’re having issues connecting to our stream, click here to download our Streaming FAQ’s to help you.

Playwright – Don Reid
Director – Wayne Harrison
Producer & Co-Director – Grant Dodwell
Producer – Raj Sidhu
Producer – Peter Hiscock
Cinematographer – John Biggins
Composer – Jonathan Dreyfus
Editor – Stuart Morley

Ronald Falk
Ron Haddrick
Edwin Hodgeman
Jon Lam
Russell Newman
Shane Porteous


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1 hour and 26 minutes with no interval

Ticket Prices

Riverside Members: Individual $18
Non-Members: Individual $20
Household Group $25