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UPDATE: Given the situation around Covid-19, Country Arts SA has made the difficult decision to cancel The Gospel According to Paul at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mount Gambier and the Northern Festival Centre in Port Pirie.
In the interest of public safety, we consider this the most responsible course of action for patrons, artists and our community. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have purchased tickets please contact the relevant Art Centre.
Country Arts SA presents Soft Tread’s The Gospel According to Paul written and performed by Jonathan Biggins
Jonathan Biggins is Paul Keating in the smash hit comedy about a critical time in Australian history and the man that shaped it.
One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in the return of the 2019 smash hit 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.
Like so many Australians, Jonathan 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 90 minutes, focusing 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?
★★★★★ A hilariously funny, astute, inspiring show, Limelight
★★★★½ Biggins’ finest work, Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★½ A rare treat, Stagenoise
Stay after the show for a Q&A with Jonathan Biggins.
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