Date(s) - 19 May 2012
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
Captioned Performance: Saturday, 19 May 2012 at 4pm
‘Jonathan Biggins has ways of making you laugh. Lots of them.’ – Time Out
‘Australia Day. Try to remain calm. Lie completely still and then, very carefully, go and see Jonathan Biggins. It will help.’ – John Clarke
When Captain Phillip raised the flag at Sydney Cove on that January day in 1788, he couldn’t know that he was instituting the most hallowed date on the Australian calendar: solemnised in speeches, citizenship ceremonies and sorry business; celebrated in sausage sizzles and piss-ups; evoked in historical re-creations and cultural confusion. Meet the Coriole Shire Australia Day Committee, a group dedicated to making the nation’s birthday run as smoothly as humanly possible.
She’ll be right! In his bright, funny swipe at our secular traditions, The Wharf Revue’s Jonathan Biggins does to shire committees what David Williamson did to football management in The Club. Familiar to shire chambers from his role in TV’s Grassroots, Geoff Morrell will be directed by Richard Cottrell.
Warning: Contains strong language.
Photography by Earl Carter