3–5 June 2020

Last season's smash hit returning in 2020!

One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in The Gospel According to Paul. Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating. the man that - as he tells it – single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia. Jonathan Biggins’ performance as Paul Keating is well known from the long-running Sydney Theatre Company success story, The Wharf Revue. Beyond the canny impersonation, Jonathan, like so many Australians, has long been fascinated by Keating and what Keating means to Australia. Showcasing his eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, The Gospel According to Paul distils Keating’s essence into 75 minutes, focussing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions. It shows the man who grew up in the tribe of the Labor Party and gained an education at the knee of Jack Lang, who treated economics as an art form, and demanded we confront the wrongs of our colonial past. Biggins asks the question - what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous time in our country’s history he dominated?

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3–5 June 2020

Last season’s smash hit returning in 2020!

One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in The Gospel According to Paul. Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating. the man that – as he tells it – single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.

Jonathan Biggins’ performance as Paul Keating is well known from the long-running Sydney Theatre Company success story, The Wharf Revue. Beyond the canny impersonation, Jonathan, like so many Australians, has long been fascinated by Keating and what Keating means to Australia. Showcasing his eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, The Gospel According to Paul distils Keating’s essence into 75 minutes, focussing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions. It shows the man who grew up in the tribe of the Labor Party and gained an education at the knee of Jack Lang, who treated economics as an art form, and demanded we confront the wrongs of our colonial past.

Biggins asks the question – what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous time in our country’s history he dominated?

Dates

Wednesday 3 June, 8pm

Thursday 4 June, 8pm

Friday 5 June, 8pm

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Soft Tread

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 90 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains coarse language and may contain simulated smoking, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
Parental discretion is advised.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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