The Wharf Revue 2021 (Sydney Opera House)

This comedy powerhouse is back to say goodbye

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

The Play

Sydney Opera House season




By Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott
Co-directed by Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe


After more than two decades of hilarious irreverence and a little COVID-related hiccup, this comedy powerhouse is back to say goodbye.


Don’t miss out on this one last hurrah as the indefatigable trio of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott reunite with dazzling accomplice Mandy Bishop for one final victory lap of The Wharf Revue. It’s good night and good luck to the comedy juggernaut that’s been keeping the bastards honest since 2000.


The bad news is that the planet is on fire and our world leaders are barely qualified to run a chook raffle. And the good? The Wharf Revue has fake news, fake hair and real laughs in abundance. No one is safe and no topic too taboo in this night of sketches, songs and side-splitting satire. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll want to move to New Zealand!


“Its best material is so hysterical that twice I was brought to tears – an activity usually reserved for funerals, Puccini and hitting my thumb with a hammer.”  Sydney Morning Herald


Approx. duration 1hr 30mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info
Content Coarse language, adult themes and the use of theatrical haze.


The play will be presented at two venues in 2021 
17 Feb - 20 Mar | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
24 Mar - 24 Apr | Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre – view details
Information on this page relates to the Sydney Opera House season.




100% audience capacity: NSW Health has granted Sydney Opera House an exemption to the current Public Health Order, allowing us to increase audience capacity to 100%. This will apply for The Wharf Revue performances from Thu 18 - Sat 20 Mar. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.


Face masks are essential: Please bring a face mask with you and wear it at all times, including during the performance. 


The situation is constantly evolving and safety measures may change before your performance. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.



Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $96
Seniors cardholder $90
Concession $75
Under 30 $49


Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $99
B Reserve $93


Preview performances
All tickets $49


Transaction fees may apply
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter





Preview 17 Feb 2021
Season 19 Feb – 20 Mar 2021


Performance start times
Preview performance 8pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 8pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 1.30pm


Approx. duration 1hr 30mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info



Co-directors Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe
Musical Director Phillip Scott
Designer Charles Davis
Lighting Designer Matt Cox
Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Video Designer Todd Decker
Video Systems and Content Designer Susie Henderson


Jonathan Biggins, Mandy Bishop, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott


Marketing image Rene Vaile

Production photos Brett Boardman


This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.





We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.


Night with the Artists
Mon 1 Mar 6.30pm
Mon 15 Mar 6.30pm


Review of the Revue: a live-streamed panel event
Thu 11 Mar, 4pm 

Past event



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