Direct from the Parliamentary Despatch Box, renowned satirist Jonathan Biggins will tackle one of Australia’s most memorable Prime Ministers, Paul Keating, in a highly anticipated new comedy, The Gospel According to Paul.
Audiences are invited for a satirical masterclass at the Sydney Opera House from 13-18 May as Biggins delves into the life and times of the abrasive and erudite ex-Labour Party leader, focussing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions.
Fans of Sydney Theatre Company’s long-running Wharf Revue will be familiar with Biggins’ uncanny sketches as Keating. This new, full-length production showcases the former PM’s uproarious and acerbic debating style, firing off an ever-growing list of memorable zingers from the man who stubbornly refuses to fade into obscurity.
The Gospel According to Paul paints a comic, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Keating, the man that – as he tells it – “single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia”, and asks the question; what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous era in our country’s history that he dominated?
Tuesday 14 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
Friday 17 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
Saturday 18 May 2019 from 2.30pm to 4pm
Sunday 19 May 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm
A Reserve: $65.00
B Reserve: $49.00