The Major Minor Party

Date(s) - 1 Jun 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse

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SEX! now that we have your attention…

Introducing version 1.0, Australia’s masters of political-based verbatim theatre. Having tackled the Cole Inquiry, Wollongong Council and SIEV-X disaster, it’s now time for The Sex Party!

A world premiere from this Helpmann Award-winning team, The Major Minor Party explores the rise of the ACT-based Australian Sex Party.

Founded in 2009 by Fiona Patten and Robbie Swan of the Eros Association, an adult industry lobby group, The Australian Sex Party has contested three elections, winning enough votes in 2010 to feel confident to declare themselves “the major minor party” in Australian politics.

In a political climate increasingly dominated by pseudo-religious and nationalist parties such as Family First or One Nation, this performance charts the emergence of The Australian Sex Party, as they expose hypocrisy, fight against censorship, host brothel open days, and take visiting dignitaries on guided tours of the porn industry.

Densely interweaving irreverent hilarity and sobering seriousness, The Major Minor Party is a wild and eye-opening ride through the Australian political landscape.

Sean Bacon
Irving Gregory
Jane Phegan
Paul Prestipino
Yana Taylor and
David Williams

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