Playwright Jonathan Biggins has used his experiences as a real-life Australia Day ambassador to put our prejudices and peccadilloes under the microscope in his hilarious play Australia Day.
The play takes you to the small town of Coriole, located somewhere in “old Australia” for a comic romp. Director Robert Comber describes “old Australia” as “the one in which blokes were blokes and sheilas were locked out of the main bar”. He and co-director Col Kirkman are relishing the task of bringing Australia Day to life.
The first act of the play takes place in a scout hall as the committee works on organising the Coriole celebrations for our national day. The second act takes place in a tent on the big day.
The show opens at Maitland Repertory Theatre on Wednesday February 5 and the audience is invited to celebrate the play’s opening that night with complimentary wine and other refreshments served from 7:30pm. The show will run until Sunday February 23 for nine performances including two Sunday matinees.
The theatre’s long and successful association with Maitland Visitor Information Centre for bookings has now ceased due to changing circumstances and the theatre is now running its own booking system. You can now book your tickets here or call the Theatre on 0466 332 766.