Overview

Synopsis

From Working Dog, the iconic team behind classic Australian films such as 'The Castle' and 'The Dish', as well as the TV series 'Frontline' and 'The Hollowmen', comes a hilarious political satire with a stellar ensemble cast.
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Reviews

I laughed all night. The Speechmaker cuts close to the bone.

Daily Review
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From Working Dog, the iconic team behind classic Australian films such as The Castle and The Dish, as well as TV series Frontline and The Hollowmen, comes a hilarious political satire about global power and the fumbling hands that hold it.

Air Force One is London-bound for a surprise Christmas meeting between the US President and the British PM. It will be a diplomatic coup, not to mention one hell of a media opportunity – a no-risk vote-winner for the price of a little jet fuel, and the chance for the Leader of the Free World to give the speech of a lifetime.

Yet with the seatbelt signs barely switched off, what appears to be a major international crisis begins to unfold. As the stakes rise and the clock ticks, the President and his advisors are forced to make some uncomfortable decisions.

Boasting a stellar ensemble cast featuring Erik Thomson (Packed to the Rafters) as the President, as well as Offspring’s Lachy Hulme and Kat Stewart, The Speechmaker promises to be an exhilarating stage debut from one of this country’s most successful creative groups.

Image: Sean Fennessy & Tom Ross

Cast & Crew

Nicholas Bell

Nicholas Bell

Bob/British PM

Jane Harber

Jane Harber

Sam

Brent Hill

Brent Hill

Chip

Lachy Hulme

Lachy Hulme

Schueller

David James

David James

Scoop/Larry

Christopher Kirby

Christopher Kirby

Colonel

Kat Stewart

Kat Stewart

Mitch

Erik Thomson

Erik Thomson

President

Toby Truslove

Toby Truslove

Ed

Sam Strong

Sam Strong

Director

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

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Russell Goldsmith

Composer and Sound Designer

Kat Henry

Kat Henry

Assistant Director

Jenny Kent

Jenny Kent

Voice and Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

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Reviews

I laughed all night. The Speechmaker cuts close to the bone.

Daily Review

Working Dog on a winner. Finely judged comic acting.

The Age

90 minutes of sheer entertainment.

Stage Whispers

A cast dripping with talent

Australian Stage

They have a lifeline to the nation’s sense of humour.

Sydney Morning Herald

Venues

Attendance Information

  • Recommended for 15 years and older
  • Contains some coarse language
  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
Audi
Goldman Sachs
Melbourne Airport
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3AW
Cinema Nova
Rova Taxi Media
Ten