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Written and directed by Jonathan Biggins


The country town of Coriole is getting ready for Australia Day – a time to crack open a frothy, throw a snag on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie.

The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town’s biggest party – but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first. With everyone from the Greens to the local mayor to the CWA wanting a piece of the party pie, it’s proving hard yakka to work out what an Aussie celebration should look like. Nothing is sacred as the national identity is put through the ringer in this thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy! Will the day be fair dinkum after all? Or are there too many roos loose in the community hall?

Written and directed by acclaimed playwright and Sydney Theatre Company satirist Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue), Australia Day is a brand new touring production for 2015.

Originally commissioned and first produced at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne by Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company.

Patron advice
Recommended for ages 15+
Contains strong language and adult themes
2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

Adult $49
Senior $44
Concession $42
U18 $22

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Adult $40
Senior $36
Concession $34
U18 $18

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Director Jonathan Biggins introduces Australia Day


A production by Christine Harris and HIT Productions
Written and directed by Jonathan Biggins
Cast Dennis Coard, Sharon Davis, David James, Geoff Kelso, Ken Moraleda and Robyn Arthur
Set Designer Shaun Gurton
Lighting Designer Jason Bovaird
Costume Designer Adrienne Chisholm
Sound Designer Nick Reich

Dennis Coard (Home & Away, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) – Wally
Sharon Davis (Mother & Son, HIT Productions’ It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To) – Helen
David James (MTC/STC’s Australia Day, Hollowmen , HIT Productions’ When Dad Married Fury) – Robert
Geoff Kelso (ART and HIT Productions’ The Club) – Brian
Ken Moraleda (Lion King, War Horse) – Chester
Robyn Arthur (Boy From Oz, Mother & Son, HIT Productions’ It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To ) – Marie


Join cast members for a Q&A session after the performance on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

Bar and pop-up diner open from 6pm. Alfresco dining on the Lismore City Hall forecourt. Sorry, no BYO.