The Gospel According to Paul
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PAUL
Written and performed by Jonathan Biggins
One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in a highly anticipated new comedy, The Gospel According to Paul. Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating. the man that - as he tells it – single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.
Jonathan Biggins’ performance as Paul Keating is well known from the long-running Sydney Theatre Company success story, The Wharf Revue. Beyond the canny impersonation, Jonathan, like so many Australians, has long been fascinated by Keating and what Keating means to Australia. Showcasing his eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, The Gospel According to Paul distils Keating’s essence into 75 minutes, focussing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions. It shows the man who grew up in the tribe of the Labor Party and gained an education at the knee of Jack Lang, who treated economics as an artform, and demanded we confront the wrongs of our colonial past.
Biggins asks the question - what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous time in our country’s history he dominated?
‘In all my years writing and performing for the Wharf Revue, one character has remained a constant favourite of the audience: Paul Keating. Love him or hate him, he is universally recognised as a leader who not only had a vision for Australia but could articulate it, fight for it and, most importantly, deliver it.’ Jonathan Biggins
Director Aarne Neeme
Designer Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Sound/AV Designer David Bergman
The Gospel According to Paul is part of the Civic Theatre 2019 Subscription Season. Subscriptions are available from Wednesday 5th December, single ticket sales available Monday 28th January 2019.
*As adopted in Council’s fees and charges for the 2018/19 year, a fee of $2.00 for all transactions will apply from Monday August 6th 2018 including counter, phone and online sales. This is a per transaction fee, not a per ticket fee, that will be applied at the end of your purchase. Shows with free tickets, such as Music at Midday, will remain free. Please note: The initial purchase of Gift Vouchers and subscriptions is exempt.
Date & Time:
Friday 26 April, 7:30pm
75 minutes (no interval)
Group 4+ $40.00ea
Youth U/25 $35.00
Adult Subscriber $40.00
Concession Subscriber $35.00
Youth U/25 Subscriber $30.00
*Transaction fees apply
Recommended for ages 15+
Contains coarse language
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Burns Way (off Tarcutta St)
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650