The Wharf Revue single work   drama   musical theatre   satire   - 1hr 30mins (no interval)
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'There ain’t no party like a Wharf Revue party

'In 2015, The Wharf Revue turns 15. Or is it 16? Everyone is getting too old to care about birthdays, but we do care about satire. So, once more unto the political breach step Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott with their signature style of seriously side-splitting satirical silliness and musical mayhem.

'As ever, there will be up-to-the-second sketches on whichever cultural malaise or governmental gaffe is news of the day. But no birthday party is complete without a dose of nostalgia, so you can also count on a parade of past indignitaries – a who’s who of 21st century embarrassments, from the politicians to the celebrities.

'Who will make the cut? Who has the numbers in the caucus room? It’s anyone’s guess.

'Rest assured, that whomsoever should return, there will be song, there will be dance and there will be some very silly wigs.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • World Premiere at Wharf Theatre : 20 October - 19 December 2015

    Musical Director Phillip Scott

    Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall

    With

    Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Wharf Revue 2016: Back to Bite You at the Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre Ron Cerabona , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre ; Back to Bite You Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2016 single work drama
'... The core team of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott is back for another instalment of the long-running institution that is The Wharf Revue. In 2016's offering, Back to Bite You, there will be plenty of well-known figures from the political and public spheres appearing on stage in caricatured form to cop a serve, many of them familiar from previous years. ...'
Topical Storm Keeps Us Informed Simone Fox Koob , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 October 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre
Plenty of Warm and Fuzzies Jason Blake , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 October 2015; (p. 11)

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre
Wit and Wigs in Ritual Skewering of Pollies John McCallum , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 October 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre
Topical Storm Keeps Us Informed Simone Fox Koob , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 October 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre
Plenty of Warm and Fuzzies Jason Blake , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 October 2015; (p. 11)

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre
Wit and Wigs in Ritual Skewering of Pollies John McCallum , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 October 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre
The Wharf Revue 2016: Back to Bite You at the Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre Ron Cerabona , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 September 2016;

— Review of The Wharf Revue Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2015 single work drama musical theatre ; Back to Bite You Jonathan Biggins Drew Forsythe Phillip Scott 2016 single work drama
'... The core team of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott is back for another instalment of the long-running institution that is The Wharf Revue. In 2016's offering, Back to Bite You, there will be plenty of well-known figures from the political and public spheres appearing on stage in caricatured form to cop a serve, many of them familiar from previous years. ...'
Last amended 23 Aug 2015 08:03:03
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