A Night to Remember

Date and Time

Friday the 19th February: 6pm - 1am


Dunedin Town Hall

191 Moray Place

Dunedin 9016


In a New Zealand coup, the Otago Medical Research Foundation has secured the services of Australian satirist Billy Birmingham (aka the 12th Man) as the headline act at its 2016 annual dinner – A Night to Remember – to be staged in the Dunedin Town Hall on Friday 19th February.

Best known for his parody of Richie Benaud, Tony Greig, Bill Lawry and other members of the Channel Nine cricket commentary team, Birmingham has spent 30 years entertaining fans around the world without often being seen.

His presence in Dunedin will signal his first-ever live performance in New Zealand and Foundation Director of Development Steve Davie is especially pleased, having been chasing his services for more than a decade.

Billy has promised to bring his full repertoire to A Night to Remember with guests set to be entertained by Benaud, Greig, Lawry, Ray ‘Rabs’ Warren and ‘Fatty’ Vautin along with his inimitable naming of Pakistan and Indian cricket teams and the Kiwi league team.

The only conundrum for the men will be what colour jacket to wear in honour of the late-Benaud – will be it be the cream, white, off-white, ivory, bone or beige?

Also featuring on the night will be internationally-acclaimed cellist Heleen du Plessis playing like you’ve never seen her before and Miss World New Zealand Deborah Lambie (who graduates as a doctor of medicine in November 2015). Musicians Shane Cortese and his 8 Track Band are returning for second successive year by popular demand.

As usual, this event has all but sold out months before the night, for bookings please contact Steve Davie directly due to the extremely low number of seats available.