JUTE Theatre Company Presents:

Event: Joh for PM by Stephen Carleton and Paul Hodge

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PRESENTED BY JUTE THEATRE COMPANY AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE IN ASSOCIATION WITH QUEENSLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

 

There’s no business like Joh business!

Joh for PM launches this August at JUTE Theatre to take Queenslanders on a musical romp through the life of ex-Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, the Queensland icon who set state politics alight.

The musical comedy satirizes the bizarre events that occurred in Australian politics during the Bjelke-Petersen reign. Set at a fundraiser for Joh in 1987, audiences will want to sing along to original tunes such as Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy, Feeding the Chooks and the most catchy political song ever, Joh for PM.

Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland’s longest serving, longest-lived, most quotable Premier. He was one of the best-known and most controversial political figures of 20th century Australia. Award-winning playwright Stephen Carleton (The Narcissist, The Turquoise Elephant, Bastard Territory) and Broadway composer Paul Hodge (Clinton: The Musical) have taken inspiration from these historic events to create one of the best musicals to come out of Queensland.

This toe-tapping, hilarious cautionary tale will resonate with Queenslanders who lived through the Joh era, as well as those who are yet to learn about this colourful time in our State’s history.

Join us for a laugh, a joke and a bloody good time.

 

Cast & Crew

Director: Kris Stewart
Book & Lyrics: Stephen Carleton
Music & Lyrics: Paul Hodge
Designer: Anthony Spinaze
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
Music Supervisor & Orchestrator: James Dobinson
Choreographer: Dan Venz

Featuring:
Colin Lane
Chloe Dallimore
Barb Lowing
Kurt Phelan
Simon Burvill-Holmes
Stephen Hirst

Rated PG

Q&A's
20min Q&A's will be after the following shows:

- Wed 9th Aug (6.30pm show)
- Thu 10 Agu (10am show)




Event details

Dates:Friday, 4 Aug 2017 - Saturday, 19 Aug 2017
Times:

Opening Night Friday 4th August 6.30pm

Matinees: Thursday 10th August 11am | Saturday 19th August 2pm

Season: Saturday 5th - Saturday 19th August

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6.30pm | Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 7.30pm

Approx 95min duration including one 20-minute interval.

Venue:The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns
Program:JUTE Theatre Company
Genre:Theatre, Music
Tickets:

Opening Night
Cabaret Table Seat $55 | Adult $50 | Concession $45 | Groups 4+ $48

Standard Nights & Matinee (every show excluding opening night)
Cabaret Table Seat $44 | Adult $39 | Concession $34 | Groups 4+ $37

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