Joh for PM

Joh for PM

A MUSICAL ROMP THROUGH THE LIFE OF EX-PREMIER JOH BJELKE-PETERSEN

At the time it was no laughing matter, but the bizarre events of the 1980s in Queensland under Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen are the perfect fodder for a new musical comedy.

Award-winning playwright Stephen Carleton and off-Broadway composer Paul Hodge have taken inspiration from one of the best-known and most controversial political figures of 20th century Australia to create an uproariously brilliant satire – ‘don’t you worry about that!’

Join an all-star cast featuring Colin Lane (Lano and Woodley) for this musical romp through the life of a notorious Queensland icon who set state politics alight. You’ll be singing along to original tunes such as “Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy” and “Joh for PM” in this razor-sharp musical parody of Queensland’s past, with an eye to its political future.

Starring: Colin Lane, Barb Lowling, Chloe Dallimore, Kurt Phelan, Stephen Hirst and Simon Burvill-Holmes
Director: Kris Stewart
Playwright: Stephen Carleton
Music & Lyrics: Paul Hodge
Director: Kris Stewart
Designer: Anthony Spineze
Musical Director: James Dobinson
Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright
AV Design: Craig Wilkinson
Choreographer: Dan Venz
Musical Supervisor: Dom Woodhead
Production Manager/Stage: Sophie McKeown

Joh for PM is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council, JUTE Theatre Company and Brisbane Powerhouse.

BCC_203jute_203BPH_203     Australia Council for the Arts

Joh for PM was originally commissioned in partnership with Playlab. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

7 – 16 July 2017
Powerhouse Theatre
Brisbane Powerhouse

Full – $59*

Concession – $53*

*a fee of $3 single tickets/$6 multiple tickets apply per transaction

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