The Speechmaker single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'From Working Dog, the iconic team behind classic Australian films such as The Castle and The Dish, as well as TV series Frontline and The Hollowmen, comes a hilarious political satire about global power and the fumbling hands that hold it.

'Air Force One is London-bound for a surprise Christmas meeting between the US President and the British PM. It will be a diplomatic coup, not to mention one hell of a media opportunity – a no-risk vote-winner for the price of a little jet fuel, and the chance for the Leader of the Free World to give the speech of a lifetime.

'Yet with the seatbelt signs barely switched off, what appears to be a major international crisis begins to unfold. As the stakes rise and the clock ticks, the President and his advisors are forced to make some uncomfortable decisions.

'Boasting a stellar ensemble cast featuring Erik Thomson (Packed to the Rafters) as the President, as well as Offspring’s Lachy Hulme and Kat Stewart, The Speechmaker promises to be an exhilarating stage debut from one of this country’s most successful creative groups.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • World premiere presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company and performed at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Theatre: 31 May - 5 July 2014.

    Director:

    Sam Strong

    Cast:

    Nicholas Bell

    Jane Harber

    Sheridan Harbridge

    Brent Hill

    Lachy Hulme

    David James

    Christopher Kirby

    Kat Stewart

    Toby Truslove

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Figures of Speech Matthew Westwood , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 May - 1 June 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of The Speechmaker Santo Cilauro Tom Gleisner Rob Sitch 2014 single work drama
Working Dog on a Winner with Slick Production Cameron Woodhead , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2014; (p. 40)

— Review of The Speechmaker Santo Cilauro Tom Gleisner Rob Sitch 2014 single work drama
A Black Day for the White House Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 June 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of The Speechmaker Santo Cilauro Tom Gleisner Rob Sitch 2014 single work drama
Rupert Bound for Broadway as MTC's Speechmaker Soars 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 June 2014; (p. 31)
Figures of Speech Matthew Westwood , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 May - 1 June 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of The Speechmaker Santo Cilauro Tom Gleisner Rob Sitch 2014 single work drama
Working Dog on a Winner with Slick Production Cameron Woodhead , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 June 2014; (p. 40)

— Review of The Speechmaker Santo Cilauro Tom Gleisner Rob Sitch 2014 single work drama
A Black Day for the White House Chris Boyd , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 June 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of The Speechmaker Santo Cilauro Tom Gleisner Rob Sitch 2014 single work drama
Rupert Bound for Broadway as MTC's Speechmaker Soars 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 June 2014; (p. 31)
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