The Last Man Standing

6 November — 12 December 2015

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From comedy legend Steve Vizard and celebrated composer Paul Grabowsky comes a glorious and irreverent satire with song, starring the acclaimed Peter Carroll alongside a hugely talented ensemble cast including Esther Hannaford (King Kong), William McInnes (SeaChange), Toby Truslove (Utopia), Nicki Wendt (The Ex-PM) and Alison Whyte (The Dressmaker).

Australia’s most decorated war hero returns from Afghanistan to find he’s been awarded the most inappropriate promotion of his life: producing the biggest live TV event of the decade, the Gallipoli Centenary Variety Concert. All the world’s dignitaries will be there, but three weeks out the rehearsals are shaping up to be complete fiasco. Until, amazingly, it’s discovered the last remaining Anzac is still alive and could potentially save the show.

Directed by former MTC Artistic Director Roger Hodgman, this incisive and poignant tale cuts deep into the Anzac legend, and no one gets off scot-free. Not the vote-hungry politicians. Not the ratings-obsessed media. And especially not those who try to mask the true brutality of war.

Artwork for Peter Carroll

Peter Carroll

Roger Hodgman

Roger Hodgman

Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

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Esther Hannaford

Simon Maiden

Simon Maiden

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William McInnes

Jensen Overend

Jensen Overend

Artwork for Nicki Wendt

Nicki Wendt

Alison Whyte

Alison Whyte

Toby Truslove

Toby Truslove

Steve Vizard

Steve Vizard

Artwork for Monica Swayne

Monica Swayne

Dana Jolly

Dana Jolly

Nick Eynaud

Nick Eynaud

Artwork for Yvonne Virsik

Yvonne Virsik

Artwork for Andrew Patterson

Andrew Patterson

Paul Grabowsky

Paul Grabowsky

Kerry Saxby

Kerry Saxby