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Joh for PM

Venue: Centre of Contemporary Arts

Artist: Starring: Lano and Woodley's, COLIN LANE as Joh!

7:30pm Thursday 17th August 2017

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Joh for PM

There’s no business like Joh business!

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

Joh for PM launches this August (4-19th) 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 satirises 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.

Lano and Woodley’s, Colin Lane
The Producers’, Chloe Dallimore
Dirty Dancing’s, Kurt Phelan
Tequila Mockingbird’s, Barbara Lowing
Clinton the Musical Broadway Composer, James Dobinson
Alice in Wonderland’s, Simon Burvill-Holmes
Into the Woods’, Stephen Hirst

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Address: 96 Abbott St,
Cairns, QLD, 4870
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