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The Measure of a Man

Presented by Gavin Roach


How do you measure a man?

Is it the way he walks? Is it the way he talks? Or is it the way he f*cks? Does he have to be hung, uncut and thick? Or just somewhere in between?

Critically acclaimed queer artist Gavin Roach returns to Fringe World with the second instalment of his Anxiety Trilogy, The Measure of a Man. Following on from Gavin’s hugely successful, I Can’t Say The F Word, this show will lift the lid on Gavin’s fears and insecurities as he explores what it takes to be a gay man in this millennial age.

Told in Gavin’s humorous, raw and deeply candid style, The Measure of a Man will plunge deep into the heart of one man’s sexual anxieties and dare to ask the question “If you’re a gay man who can’t have sex, what worth do you have?”

About Gavin

Gavin Roach graduated the Bachelor of Arts (Acting for the Screen and Stage) at Charles Sturt University in 2003, Bachelor of Arts (Acting for the Screen and Stage, Honours.) 2006 and Gavin graduated with Masters in Arts Management at UTS in 2011.

Gavin directed Wolf Lullaby (2006), directed Liebre Archie as part of ATYP’s FreshInk program (2009), was the Assistant Director for The Return and The Bermuda Love Triangle for New Theatre’s Brand Spanking New (2009), was the Assistant Producer/Sponsorship Coordinator for Stories from the 428 (2010), directed In The Company of Ant for The Colour Blind Project (2010), was the Assistant Director for Sexy Tales of Paleontology (2010) and was the Co- Festival Director for The Mardi Gras Colour Blind Project (2011) as well as the writer and performer in the piece Getting My Daily Grind.

In 2011 Gavin debuted Confessions of a Grindr Addict, his one-man show at the Sydney Fringe where he went on to received an award for Excellence. Confessions of a Grindr Addict has since gone on to be performed in Melbourne (Midsumma & Fringe 2012), Newcastle, Edinburgh (Fringe 2012), Perth (FringeWorld 2013), Sydney (Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2013 & Sydney Fringe 2014), Adelaide (Fringe 2013) and Tasmania (TasPride 2014).


Award of Excellence - Sydney Fringe 2011
Best of Sydney Fringe - 2011
GLOBE Artist of the Year - 2016


The Measure of a Man is a perfectly-balanced blend of comedy and drama – from light-hearted and uproariously funny moments to gut-wrenching, dark moments that expose the scars and open wounds that still remain, hidden underneath the glitter. If there is a show that will enchant, enlighten and exhilarate in equal measure, this is it! - Arts Review

I’d say this is perhaps the bravest performance I’ve seen this Fringe Festival. - The Buzz from Sydney


Dates and Times

22-24 November 6pm


The Studio

34 Holden Street
SA 5007


Ticket Prices

Adult: $20

Concession: $20