It’s Ancient Greece. The year is 2016. The Olive Trees are growing, the columns are shined to perfection and yet…there are rumblings in the senate. This is the time of ‘Quod Parum Cesserit.’ Anything goes my friends… and it does, with unapologetic abandon, frivolity and honesty!
No one will refute that the minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott aren’t brilliantly sharp. The musical numbers are cleverly crafted and skilfully executed ( thanks to Phillip Scott and Andrew Worboys), choreography is tight, satire and parody abound. Whether the team is discussing the marriage plebiscite, feathering up a stunning performance by Antonius Abbottus- I will not reveal all…. but I did remember snorting out loud. (Mathew Marshall – thank you for making the dance numbers pop! ) or introducing Major Dick Tingle to explain his take on The recent history of the Persian Gulf – This is a witty, hilarious show.
Katrina Retallick lends style and panache. I will never look at Julie Bishop in quite the same way again and Peggy Lee’s song ‘I’m A Women’ just stepped up a few notches.
I don’t want to reveal too much. Sometimes, in the dissecting, we rob audience members of the surprises that provide laughter. I will say that Scott Fisher and Nick Godlee’s costumes were on point and Margaret Aston’s wigs skilfully characterised.
Get a ticket, have a laugh, despair at the stupidity of humanity and realise that perhaps Plato was right when he said:
“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”