Everyone’s favourite lampoonists return for another annual instalment of The Wharf Revue packed full of their trademark irreverent, anarchic political satire. Amanda Bishop and newcomer Douglas Hansell join revue veterans Jonathan Biggins and Phillip Scott for more razor-sharp satire in Open for Business at Canberra Theatre Centre from 30 October to 4 September.
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! 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.
When: 30 September 8:00pm, Wednesday 1 October 8:00pm, Thursday 2 October 8:00pm, Friday 3 October 8:00pm, Saturday 4 October 2:00pm (audio described and captioned performance) & 8:00pm
Where: The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
Tickets: canberratheatrecentre.com.au or call the box office on (02) 6275 2700
Single Tickets / $45 – $63 (A $3.30 transaction fee applies)
(Canberra Theatre Centre Media Release)