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THE WHARF REVUE BEGINS ITS FINAL SEASON @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA

Closing out an epic 20-year run, outlasting six prime ministers and countless political gaffes, Riverside Theatres will present the premiere of Sydney Theatre Company’s The Wharf Revue: Good Night and Good Luck, as Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott say farewell to the Wharf Revue from 26th-28th November. 

The stage is ready for their one last hurrah as the indefatigable trio reunite with their dazzling accomplice Mandy Bishop for one final victory lap to say good night and good luck to the comedy juggernaut that’s been keeping the bastards honest since 2000.  Continue reading THE WHARF REVUE BEGINS ITS FINAL SEASON @ RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA

THE WHARF REVUE 2016 ‘BACK TO BITE YOU’ @ THE RIVERSIDE PARRAMATTA

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The revue starts with Bob Hawke greeting the audience with, “If any silly old bugger has their phone on turn it off. Where do I send the bill?” The audience sees an ancient Roman backdrop and the cast dressed in togas launch into a Wharf Revue version of ‘Anything Goes”. It has the usual sharp lines we expect from the talented team. With reference to recent political events and Shakespeare’s ancient Rome we hear about the disillusionment trigger and how a knife in the back is quicker.

Toga clad Ericus Abetzus leads the hard right conservative conspirators and a discussion about how to deal with the mighty Emperor of Wentworth. The clever lines come thick and fast. We hear how Jesus delivered a TED talk on the mount and Dutton dressed as lamb gets a mention.

Written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott, The Wharf Revue delves into the richly rewarding world of Federal politics to take the daft things our leaders have said and emphasise their ridiculousness and to twist the seemingly reasonable into fertile humorous material. They also throw in corny puns, clever puns, bawdy humour and some excellent musical numbers to entertain and amuse the crowd. Continue reading THE WHARF REVUE 2016 ‘BACK TO BITE YOU’ @ THE RIVERSIDE PARRAMATTA

The Wharf Revue 2015 @ Wharf 1 Sydney Theatre Company

The Wharf Revue 2015 is back to its sharp, biting satirical best, and for added entertainment they have included literary humour, opera, musicals, pop, jazz and the crude and the vulgar.

Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott all perform wonderfully as a diverse range of characters. The show seamlessly jumps between live and video segments keeping up a constant flow of entertainment. The music and musical performances round out a thoroughly enjoyable production.

In The Last Days of the Howard Bunker they are Liberal characters in the last days of The Third Reich singing about when the night looks darkest before the Tampa dawn and the thankless blue collar scum. Continue reading The Wharf Revue 2015 @ Wharf 1 Sydney Theatre Company

PETE THE SHEEP

Nat Jobe (Bungo), Jeff Teale (Shaun) and Andrew James (Ratso) in PETE THE SHEEP. Pic Heidrun Lohr
Nat Jobe (Bungo), Jeff Teale (Shaun) and Andrew James (Ratso) in PETE THE SHEEP. Pic Heidrun Lohr

Petting zoos be blowed! Sydney kids will be more the ants’ pants after this encounter with sheep, dogs and shearers, courtesy of Monkey Baa (Baa, Baa..) This theatre event is high on production value, performance skill and chockers with creative success.

The rural Aussie tale of a shearer turned animal salon owner comes from the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. It entertains in its slick new format as a new local musical jam-packed with current references. Much laughter and applause are fleeced from both the target age group and beyond.

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