~ New performance added! Monday 22 December ~
Sydney Theatre Company and Bank of America Merrill Lynch present
THE WHARF REVUE 2014
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott
Everyone's favourite lampoonists return for a special edition of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire.
This brilliant blend of side-splitting sketches and musical mayhem never fails to amuse.
Fresh with a new Senate that makes unrepresentative swill look good, Canberra's never been so appealing - Australia is open for business under new mismanagement! And The Wharf Revue is back to do the audit. And they won't be deterred, not even for a bottle of Grange.
Everyone's under the microscope: Blinky Bill and his unionised koala colony; Clive "Coach" Palmer and the Balance of Power Rangers; Hassan's Heroes, the side-splitting new sitcom set on Manus Island; Cory Bernardi's beach party, where even the weiners are consumed with moral outrage; the Front Page, hard-hitting jurna .. journoliz .. jernalism from News Limited; everyone's favourite Education Minister Christopher Robin Pyne; the Canberra Tales, Chaucerian musings of three lobbyists as they make the annual pilgrimage to the capital to crave indulgence; the Royal Commission (take your pick) and the usual assorted suspects who make Australian politics such a joy.
With Phillip Scott, Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop and — making his maiden speech in the House of Revue — Doug Hansell.
Vicious, malicious but most of all delicious.
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)