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JUTE Theatre Company's Joh for PM by Stephen Carleton & Paul Hodge
7:30pm Thursday 17th August 2017
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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 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
20min Q&A's will be after the following shows:
- Wed 9th Aug (6.30pm show)
- Thu 10 Agu (10am show)
Season runs Friday 4th to Saturday 19th Aug 2017. Check our website for specific times.
Tickets from $37 School Group packages available