The Gospel According to Paul
Capitol Theatre, April 6, 7.30pm
One of Australia's favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating - visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser.
With an abundance of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a new and anticipated comedy about a critical time in Australian history and the man that shaped it.
Is today's lack of leadership a product of our times? Or can real leaders shape their times? The Gospel According to Paul answers these questions with a funny, insightful and poignant portrait of Paul Keating.
Written by and featuring Jonathan Biggins, The Gospel According to Paul paints a sympathetic but uncompromising picture of one of our most unique and compelling politicians, exploring his impact on our country and history - and more importantly, our understanding of both.
Jonathan Biggins' performance as Paul Keating is well known from the long-running Sydney Theatre Company success story, The Wharf Revue. But beyond the canny impersonation, Jonathan, like so many Australians, has long been fascinated by Keating and what he represents to Australia.
Paul Keating is a man of eviscerating wit and rich rhetoric with an ego the size of Everest. Distilling the essence of his leadership into 75 minutes, The Gospel According to Paul focusses on landmark political achievements as well as personal obsessions: a man who grew up in the tribe of the Labor Party and gained an education at the knee of Jack Lang.
And perhaps most fascinating of all, his great engagement with the arts and in particular classical music and his profound belief in the power of an inner life.
Biggins asks the question - what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous time in our country's history he dominated?
The show is recommended for ages 15 and up. It contains coarse language.
The Three Musketeers
Capitol Theatre until March 30
Now in it's second week of a two-week season at Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Dramatic Society's The Three Musketeers is based on the timeless swashbuckling novel by Alexandre Dumas - a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honour.
Paris, 1625: d'Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the famous musketeers. Together with his plucky sister Sabine, d'Artagnan joins forces with his heroes to defend the honour of France. In so doing, he finds himself in opposition to the dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, and the infamous Countess de Winter.
This Tamworth Dramatic Society "made in Tamworth" production, directed by Ben Sutton, brings action and adventure to the stage in a way rarely seen outside metropolitan centres.
This is a rollicking, fun-filled adventure, set to be a hit with the whole family.
Grab tickets to these and more at entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6767 5200, or visit the box office at Capitol Theatre.