TELL HIM HE’S DREAMING: A scene from Australia Day. PHOTO: IAN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY
TELL HIM HE’S DREAMING: A scene from Australia Day. PHOTO: IAN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Play takes the Mickey

IT'S THE comedy stage hit which explores the state of the nation through the use of a tried and tested Australian tradition - by making fun of it.

Australia Day, written and directed by acclaimed playwright and Sydney Theatre Company satirist Jonathan Biggins, centres on the country town of Coriole as it is preparing for the national day, traditionally a time to crack open a cold one, stick a few snags on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie.

The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town's biggest party - but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first.

With everyone from the Greens to the local mayor to the CWA wanting a piece of the party pie, it's proving hard yakka to work out what an Aussie celebration should look like.

Nothing is sacred as the national identity is put through the wringer in this thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy.

The play is in town for one night only, at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre from 8pm on Friday, July 3.

FAIR DINKUM

WHAT: Australia Day

WHERE: Proserpine Entertainment Centre

WHEN: Friday, July 3, 8pm.

TICKETS: Adults $35, Concession $20, Child 15-17yrs $15

PHONE: 4945 2312


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