Australia Day by Jonathan Biggins and directed by Jonathan Biggins.
The country town of Coriole is getting ready for Australia Day – a time to crack open a frothy, stick a snag on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie.
The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town’s biggest party – but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first. With everyone from the Greens to the local mayor to the CWA wanting a piece of the party pie, it’s proving hard yakka to work out what an Aussie celebration should look like. Nothing is sacred as the national identity is put through the wringer in this thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy!
Will the day be fair dinkum after all? Or are there too many roos loose in the community hall?
Written and directed by acclaimed playwright and Sydney Theatre Company satirist Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue), Australia Day returns to Melbourne in a brand new production starring Geoff Kelso (The Club, ART), Brandon Burke (Underbelly, Managing Carmen), Sharon Davis (Mother and Son), Dennis Coard (Home & Away), Robyn Arthur (Mother and Son, Boy From Oz) and Kenneth Moraleda (War Horse, Lion King).