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?

After successful seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane and Prague, Critically acclaimed queer artist Gavin Roach returns to Adelaide with the second instalment of his Anxiety Trilogy, The Measure of a Man.

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?”

Don’t miss the chance to connect with this bold, powerful and cathartic reflection on sexuality, masculinity and liberation.

About Gavin

Gavin Roach has Bachelor of Arts (Acting for the Screen and Stage), Bachelor of Arts (Acting for the Screen and Stage, Honours) CSU, Masters in Arts Management UTS and Masters in Writing for Performance VCA.

Gavin’s directing credits include Wolf Lullaby (2006), Liebre Archie (2009) & The Company of Ant (2010.) Assistant Director for The Return & The Bermuda Love Triangle for (2009), and Sexy Tales of Paleontology (2010). Assistant Producer/Sponsorship Coordinator for Stories from the 428 (2010) and Co- Festival Director for The Mardi Gras Colour Blind Project (2011.)

Gavin is the writer, performer and producer of Confessions of a Grindr Addict which has toured to Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Perth Adelaide, Launceston, Hobart and New Zealand. Since then Gavin has written, produced and performed in four further one man shows - Any Womb Will Do (Sydney, Melbourne & New Zealand), I Can’t Say The F Word (Melbourne, Perth & New Zealand), The Measure of a Man (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Hobart, Brisbane and Prague) and All The Songs I Can’t Sing (Melbourne.)

Gavin adapted and produced Beyond Priscilla: The Play for the Midsumma Festival in 2016 and was the co-devisor and co-creative developer of We Were There, showcasing the stories of woman during the HIV/AIDS crisis in Australia.


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


"The Measure of a Man is highly recommended regardless of your gender, age or sexuality." - Out in Perth

"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






60 minutes


Adult: $20.00

Dates and Times

21 November - 6pm - SOLD OUT

22 November - 6:30pm

23-24 November - 8pm


The Arch

34 Holden Street
SA 5007




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