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This show is part of Collected Works 2020

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                      COLLECTED WORKS 2020 SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

27 - 30 May 2020

 

A buzzing new comedy that pulls the plug on an antiquated media industry.

Cut-throat journalist Jez Connell is out for her next sting. It’s been a year since she brought down one of TV’s most lauded stars and now she’s got Michael King, the darling of public radio, in her sights. This time, it’s personal. Michael is at the top of the ratings with his popular morning political program, a shelf of bestselling history books and an over-flowing dinner speaking schedule. He’s a Walkley award-winning national treasure. Nothing can bring him down … except maybe a #metoo scandal. With the loyalty of his longstanding producer (the real brains behind his success) wavering and a hip up-and-coming podcaster eager to take the mike, has the plug been pulled on Michael’s career? Using her characteristic charm, whip-smart dialogue, sapient insight and irrepressible wit, this is playwright Melanie Tait at her finest. Under the direction of Priscilla Jackman and working with the impeccable comedic skills of Amber McMahon, A Broadcast Coup will send ripples through the airwaves and spark heated debate, while you laugh-out-loud. This production was made possible by the generous donations of Jenny and Guy Reynolds AO, and Diana and George Shirling.

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Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST
SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

27 – 30 May 2020

 

A buzzing new comedy that pulls the plug on an antiquated media industry.

Cut-throat journalist Jez Connell is out for her next sting. It’s been a year since she brought down one of TV’s most lauded stars and now she’s got Michael King, the darling of public radio, in her sights. This time, it’s personal.

Michael is at the top of the ratings with his popular morning political program, a shelf of bestselling history books and an over-flowing dinner speaking schedule. He’s a Walkley award-winning national treasure. Nothing can bring him down … except maybe a #metoo scandal.

With the loyalty of his longstanding producer (the real brains behind his success) wavering and a hip up-and-coming podcaster eager to take the mike, has the plug been pulled on Michael’s career?

Using her characteristic charm, whip-smart dialogue, sapient insight and irrepressible wit, this is playwright Melanie Tait at her finest.

Under the direction of Priscilla Jackman and working with the impeccable comedic skills of Amber McMahon, A Broadcast Coup will send ripples through the airwaves and spark heated debate, while you laugh-out-loud.

This production was made possible by the generous donations of Jenny and Guy Reynolds AO, and Diana and George Shirling.

Dates

Opening Night – Wednesday 27 May, 8pm

Thursday 28 May, 8pm
Friday 29 May, 8pm
Saturday 30 May, 8pm

Credits

PLAYWRIGHT:
Melanie Tait

DIRECTOR:
Priscilla Jackman

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Matt Cox

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER:
Nate Edmondson

STAGE MANAGER:
Lauren Tulloh

CAST INCLUDES:
Amber McMahon

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Ensemble Theatre

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
TBC

WARNINGS:
This performance contains mild coarse language.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
Parental discretion is advised.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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Access

Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 30 May, 7pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 30 May, 8pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 30 May, 8pm

Take Part

Take PartPRE SHOW IN-CONVERSATION with MELANIE TAIT & PRISCILLA JACKMAN
Wednesday 27 May, 7pm

 

Take PartPOST SHOW Q&A
Thursday 28 May

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