"Delivers the complex frisson that musical theatre strives for."
Michael Gilchrist, Theatreview
An outlandishly dystopian metropolis calls a snap election after a sex scandal forces the Prime Minister to step down. Contending for the top spot are a jaded Liberal idealist, an inexperienced Conservative with a domineering wife and a man with a gumboot on his head. This political satire poked fun at left and right wings alike and lampooned the democratic process itself.
Highly Commended in the 2013 Playwrights b4 25 competition.
Writer/Director - Cassandra Tse
Composer/Musical Director - Bruno Shirley
Production Manager - Erin Thompson
Stage Manager - Freya van Alphen Fyfe
Set Design - Marie Swanson
Lighting Design - Hayley McCarthy
Costume Design - Brendon Goudswaard
Cast - Ben Emerson, Brandt Feeney, Catherine Gavigan-Binnie, Daniel Pooley, Danii Hill, Ellie Stewart, Karen Anslow, Kenneth Gaffney, Michael O'Hara, Mike Bryant, Talia Carlisle, Zoe Towers.
“Musically entertaining and… well worth seeing.” - Ewen Coleman, The Dominion Post
“Proceeds in sure-footed fashion to a surprisingly well-conceived conclusion… No shortage of fluent, clever lyrics and inventive tunes.” - Michael Gilchrist, Theatreview
“… a very funny, clever piece, which promises to be very entertaining.” - Jean Betts, Playmarket
“I am humbled… no… wait a minute… what’s the opposite of humbled? I am tickled… thrilled… one can never have too many alternate realities going on… Can’t wait for the cast album.” -Vermin Supreme, US Presidential Candidate