australia-day

In the fictional NSW coastal town of Coriole, preparations are underway for the annual Australia Day celebrations and the organising committee are thrashing 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 and say what you really think?

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

Directed by New Theatre’s Artistic Director Louise Fischer, with set design by David Marshall-Martin, lighting design by Nicola Block and sound design byMehran Mortezai, this laugh-out-loud comedy is the perfect way to end 2017, our 85th year.

The cast includes: Les Asmussen (The Ritz, The HIV Monologues), Peter Eyers (The Real Thing, Harvest, Privates on Parade), Alice Livingstone (The Clean House), Lap Nguyen (making his New Theatre debut), Martin Portus (The Diary of Anne Frank), and Amelia Robertson-Cuninghame (After The Dance, The Heidi Chronicles).

SEASON
14 November – 16 December

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

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

TIMES
Previews 14 & 15 Nov 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final show Sat 16 Dec 2pm

TICKETS
newtheatre.org.au | 9519 3403
$20 – $35*
*Transaction fees apply for phone bookings

Visit the website: www.newtheatre.org.au/australiaday

Presented by arrangement with David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au

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