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‘There may be no Max Gillies. He may be just a sucked shell, an eggshell with nothing inside. Some great actors are. He is a man without a face upon which any other face can be painted.’ – Bob Ellis

There’s a fervour in the revivalist tent, where Reverend Kevin of Rudd Ministries, in a sermon from the German translated via Mandarin, tells his congregation that religion is the new politics and vice versa. Called up to testify, his guests, drawn from the Great and the Good, will each bear witness to the powerful spirit moving across this land.

Folly is his piñata. Max Gillies has been pricking pomp, slaughtering sacred cows and beating up bête noirs for decades. In Godzone his trail of destruction continues with a new cast of victims.

Regional Arts Victoria is touring Godzone to (Victoria) Geelong, Warragul, (SA) Mount Gambier, Renmark, Port Pirie, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Noarlunga, (NSW) Sydney, Parramatta during February and March 2010. The Godzone tour is supported by Playing Australia. More information.

Key Photography: Earl Carter, Rehearsal Photography: Pam Kleemann

Warning: Godzone contains strobe lighting, smoke and atmospherics

Artwork for Max Gillies

Max Gillies

Aidan Fennessy

Aidan Fennessy

Artwork for Shaun Gurton

Shaun Gurton


Josh Burns