The Speechmaker

Date(s) - 28 Jun 2014
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne

Captioned Performance: Saturday, 28 June 2014 at 4pm
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World Premiere

From Working Dog, the iconic team behind classic Australian films such as The Castle and The Dish, as well as TV series Frontline and The Hollowmen, comes a hilarious political satire about global power and the fumbling hands that hold it.

Air Force One is London-bound for a surprise Christmas meeting between the US President and the British PM. It will be a diplomatic coup, not to mention one hell of a media opportunity – a no-risk vote-winner for the price of a little jet fuel, and the chance for the Leader of the Free World to give the speech of a lifetime.

Yet with the seatbelt signs barely switched off, what appears to be a major international crisis begins to unfold. As the stakes rise and the clock ticks, the President and his advisors are forced to make some uncomfortable decisions. Boasting a stellar ensemble cast featuring Jane Harber, David James and Toby Truslove, The Speechmaker promises to be an exhilarating stage debut from one of this country’s most successful creative groups.

Image: Sean Fennessy & Tom Ross

Attendance Information

Recommended for 15 years and older
Contains some coarse language
FM Hearing Systems are available for this production

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