The Dismissal The Dismissal
Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre
Touring Show
9 Oct 2021 to 18 Dec 2021
Duration - 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Restrictions/Warnings
Not suitable for children
Strobe lighting effects used
Smoke effects used
Adult themes



    
   
Tour Dates and Locations
9 Oct 202124 Oct 2021Canberra Theatre Centre
Tickets & Sessions: $69.00 $109.00 ...more
29 Oct 202118 Dec 2021Sydney Opera House - Drama Theatre
Tickets & Sessions: $49 - $96 ...more

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Synopsis
It’s time!

Canberra, 11 November 1975. As Gough Whitlam delivers his iconic speech decrying his dismissal as Prime Minister, a mighty crowd of reporters throngs the steps of Parliament House. Chief amongst them, one of the 1970’s most iconic larrikins: Norman Gunston.

Fast forward to Sydney, 2021. The Gold Logie winner and Wollongong’s favourite son returns, played by the hilarious Matthew Whittet, to narrate a rollicking, razor-sharp musical account of Australia’s great constitutional crisis. Fans of political satire will revel in this all singing, all dancing, all mud-slinging retelling of Canberra’s most controversial moment.

A co-production with independent music theatre powerhouse Squabbalogic, The Dismissal revives the full rogues gallery of 70s Australian politics: ambitious Whitlam, seductive Malcolm Fraser, duplicitous silver-fox Sir John Kerr, and even Her Majesty QEII as you’ve never seen her.

The Dismissal is equal parts toe-tapping time travel and a nuanced com ...more
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