Australia Day

BY JONATHAN BIGGINS 

14 NOVEMBER – 16 DECEMBER

 

 

“You think we’re old fashioned, out of touch, that’s it’s all Captain Cook and flag tattoos”

In the fictional NSW town of Coriole, preparations are underway for the annual Australia Day celebrations and the organising committee are hashing out the details amidst disagreements over politics, patriotism and progress.

Whether it’s angst over a new development, the best snags to serve at a multi-cultural barbie, or the looming spectre of racism, throughout runs the theme of self-censorship. At what point do you abandon the politically-correct stance and say what you really think?

Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) is one of Australia’s sharpest satirists and he zooms in on the dynamics of small-town society with an unerring eye and ear for the humour embedded in everyday life.

“A near flawless farce” The Sydney Morning Herald

Creative team

Director Louise Fischer
Set Designer David Marshall-Martin
Lighting Designer Nicola Block
Sound Designer Mehran Mortezai
Assistant Director Michael Mitchell
Stage/Production Manager Douglas Cairns

CAST

Les Asmussen, Peter Eyers, Alice Livingstone, Lap Nguyen, Martin Portus, Amelia Roberson-Cuninghame

Dates & Times

Previews Tue 14 & Wed 15 Nov, 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance, Sat 16 Dec 2pm

TICKET prices

Full $35 * Concessions, Groups (6+) $30 * Members $22 *Previews, Student Rush, Thrifty Thursdays $20

School groups: $22 per student, accompanying teachers free. Call Alice Livingstone 02 9519 3403