There ain’t no party like a Wharf Revue party.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
The Wharf Revue – Celebrating 15 years
Over 15 years and 21 shows, they’ve mercilessly mocked all the usual suspects.
We’ve watched Howard Tampa with refugees, Rudd give pennies from Kevin, Gillard refuse to be lectured by “that man”, “that man” scrap the carbon tax, stop the boats and – um – get the budget back into surplus… But no one has been able to outplay, outwit or outlast The Wharf Revue. So, it’s a party and everyone’s invited.
The STC’s Wharf Revue Celebrating 15 Years, is a parade of past and present indignitaries – a who’s who of 21st century embarrassments, from the politicians to the celebrities – all skewered on the stake of seriously side-splitting satirical silliness and musical mayhem.
Who will make the cut? Who has the numbers in the caucus room? It’s anyone’s guess.
From: Sydney Theatre Company
Written & Created By: Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott
Cast Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott, Amanda Bishop
The Revue is an equal opportunity satire – no political party is left unstoned, nor cultural shibboleth unmauled.
DIANA SIMMONDS, STAGENOISE
What’s so brilliant… is how the material constantly falls between sharp, incisive satire and deliriously cheap gags.
THE DAILY REVIEW
Biggins’s impersonation of Peter Costello is unnervingly acute and Bishop has ABC anchor Emma Alberici and columnist/foodie Annabel Crabb to a tee. Tony Abbott as Thernadier (singing Leader of the House) in the night’s extended sketch, Les Liberales, is inspired casting.
JASON BLAKE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Forsythe, Jonathan Biggins and writer/musical director Phil Scott are a formidable creative trio. They, and Amanda Bishop, are also very skillful all-round performers who have mastered the split second timing and panache essential for revue. Don’t miss this, the 15th Celebration of their amazing talents.