Following rave reviews from audiences and critics alike during its short Canberra season, the annual hilarity of The Wharf Revue arrives in Sydney this week. The Wharf Revue: Looking for Albanese opens at the Seymour Centre on Saturday 12 November, playing until 23 December before touring nationally in 2023.
It’s a new dawn, a new day, and a new captain at the helm of the ship of state. And what a state we’re in! Inflation, rising interest rates, conflict in Ukraine, climate disaster, culture wars, COVID 19 20-21-22-23, and a looming World War Three… Could things get any worse? Absolutely! Neighbours has finished!
But there is a light on the horizon: The Wharf Revue is back! Inspired by the new national spirit of optimism that lasted for a week, the team are as keen as mustard to once again tackle the big-picture issues.
Said the Revue creators, “Whether he’s Albo Baggins tackling the Mountain of Debt, down a rabbit hole in Wonderland or fighting a terf war in Inner West Side Story, Australia’s favourite new PM is ably supported by Tanya, Chris, Tony, Jim and Katy. Not so much by Jacqui, Allegra and Pauline on the very cross benches. And let’s not mention King Charles, Vladimir, Boris and Joe – oh bugger, we just did.”
The world is grim – what better time to have a laugh?
THE WHARF REVUE: LOOKING FOR ALBANESE
Created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott
Performed by Jonathan Biggins, Mandy Bishop, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott
Season: 12 November – 23 December
Performance Times: Tues 6:30, Wed-Sat 8:00pm, matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 5pm
Price: Adults from $75, Seniors from $70, Concessions from $65, Under 30 $50
Bookings: seymourcentre.com or +61 2 9061 5344