Over 15 years and 21 shows, they’ve mercilessly mocked all the usual suspects. We’ve watched Howard Tampa with refugees, Rudd give pennies from Kevin, Gillard refuse to be lectured by “that man”, “that man” scrap the carbon tax, stop the boats and – um – get the budget back into surplus… But no one has been able to outplay, outwit or outlast The Wharf Revue. So, we’re throwing a party and everyone’s invited. For the 15th anniversary, The Wharf Revue was a parade of past and present indignitaries – a who’s who of 21st century embarrassments, from the politicians to the celebrities – all skewered on the stake of seriously side-splitting satirical silliness and musical mayhem.
Written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott.
Cast Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott, Amanda Bishop
★★★★ Biggins’s impersonation of Peter Costello is unnervingly acute and Bishop has ABC anchor Emma Alberici and columnist/foodie Annabel Crabb to a tee. Tony Abbott as Thernadier (singing Leader of the House) in the night’s extended sketch, Les Liberales, is inspired casting. JASON BLAKE, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Tickets at standard cinema prices: $14 Adults, $12 Arts Hub Members, $8 Youth