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The Gospel According to Paul

Direct from the Parliamentary Despatch Box, renowned satirist Jonathan Biggins will tackle one of Australia’s most memorable Prime Ministers, Paul Keating, in a highly anticipated new comedy, The Gospel According to Paul.


Audiences are invited for a satirical masterclass at the Sydney Opera House from 13-18 May as Biggins delves into the life and times of the abrasive and erudite ex-Labour Party leader, focussing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions. 


Fans of Sydney Theatre Company’s long-running Wharf Revue will be familiar with Biggins’ uncanny sketches as Keating. This new, full-length production showcases the former PM’s uproarious and acerbic debating style, firing off an ever-growing list of memorable zingers from the man who stubbornly refuses to fade into obscurity. 


The Gospel According to Paul paints a comic, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Keating, the man that – as he tells it – “single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia”, and asks the question; what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous era in our country’s history that he dominated?


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Venue: Sydney Opera House
Dates: Monday 13 May 2019 – Saturday 18 May 2019
Bookings: 0292507111




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