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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Australia! The Show!
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'Recapping the story so far: Gondwana, Dreamtime, Captain Cook, Convicts, Explorers, Squatters, Gold Fields, Federation, Anzacs, Kokoda, Menzies, The Dismissal, America's Cup, Sydney Olympics and Sorry. That's pretty much all you need to know about Australia and its history, because we are a simple people with a simple past. Aren't we?

'In Australia! The Show! the myths hit the fan. This rollicking comedy invites us on an unconventional journey through the history of Australia, as seen through the eyes of ambitious local theatre aficionado, Leslie Barrymore Lockett and his clown side-kick, Owen. With a soundtrack reluctantly provided by indigenous musician Terry, and a lot of theatrical licence, they attempt to recreate the moments that shaped our great nation.'

Source: Melbourne Theatre Company website, http://www.mtc.com.au/
Sighted: 09/08/2011

Production Details

  • First produced at the Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford,7-8 September 2010. Produced by the Melbourne Theatre Company, 3-12 August 2011. Director: Anne Browning.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Australia! The Show! Aidan Fennessy , Jon Halpin , Jean-Marc Russ , Hayden Spencer , 2010 single work musical theatre
Untitled Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Australia! The Show! Aidan Fennessy , Jon Halpin , Jean-Marc Russ , Hayden Spencer , 2010 single work musical theatre
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