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Joh for PM by Stephen Carleton and Paul Hodge

Posted in Local Area & Events @ May 13th 2017 1:43pm - By Administrator
Joh For Pm By Stephen Carleton And Paul Hodge

There’s no business like Joh business!

The musical comedy satirizes the bizarre events that occurred in Australian politics during the Bjelke-Petersen reign. Set at a fundraiser for Joh in 1987, audiences will want to sing along to original tunes such as Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy, Feeding the Chooks and the most catchy political song ever, Joh for PM.

Joh for PM launches this August at JUTE Theatre to take Queenslanders on a musical romp through the life of ex-Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, the Queensland icon who set state politics alight.

This toe-tapping, hilarious cautionary tale will resonate with Queenslanders who lived through the Joh era, as well as those who are yet to learn about this colourful time in our State’s history.

Join us for a laugh, a joke and a bloody good time.

Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland’s longest serving, longest-lived, most quotable Premier. He was one of the best-known and most controversial political figures of 20th century Australia. Award-winning playwright Stephen Carleton (The Narcissist, The Turquoise Elephant, Bastard Territory) and Broadway composer Paul Hodge (Clinton: The Musical) have taken inspiration from these historic events to create one of the best musicals to come out of Queensland.

Catch the show from Friday, 4 August 2017 - Saturday, 19 August 2017 at The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns. Our Cairns Holiday Lodge is just minutes away from Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns.

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