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.