The Rise and Fall and Rise of Rex O’Naugh

Schwarzenegger. Van-Damme. Seagal. All are celebrated as some of the greatest action heroes of the 1980s. But there’s one hero the world forgot to remember – Rex O’Naugh.

Once described as Australasia’s greatest export since Crowded House, Rex starred in some of the biggest hits of the VHS era. The ‘Maximum Death’ Series, ‘Stuntasaurus 3: Return of the Rex’ not to mention his unforgettable turn in ‘Sex Detective’. After a fall from grace in the 1990s, Rex seemed to vanish into obscurity, the story of his life falling into the cracks of the shelving system of history… until now.

Join The Rat King as they present ‘The Rise and Fall and Rise of Rex O’Naugh’ – and revel in an hour of action and comedy that collide with a fly-kick to the chest of tragedy. You better buckle up for your own safety as this show relives the highs and lows of the ultimate man of action. Just remember, you’ve gotta touch the ground before you can reach the sky.


Created by Damon Neame

Written by Damon Neame, David Allsopp, and AJ Scarcella

Directed by AJ Scarcella


  • Damon Neame
  • Jacqui Duncan
  • Lizzy Hoo
  • Bec Melrose
  • David Allsopp
  • AJ Scarcella

Show details


8 September 2018
5.45 PM

9 September 2018


The Factory Theatre, Marrickville