The Wharf Revue - Back to Bite You @ The PlayhouseShare Event on Facebook Share Event on Twitter Share Event on LinkedIn
The Wharf Revue at The Playhouse was back in fine form belying the flu that had swept through the cast. The performances of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsyth, Phillip Scott and newcomer Katrina Retallick didn’t give a hint of their suffering in a comprehensive whip around the shenanigans of our pollies, the American election and a formidable fast talking general’s explanation of the state of the conflict in the Middle East that left us looking for a rewind to take it all in.
It all began in a Roman forum. Toga party it was not and no bacchanalian feast either but a feast of the kind of posing and posturing that deserves a good sense of the ridiculous to put it all in perspective
Jonathan Biggins as a fan dancing Tony Abbott, red of course with matching budgie smugglers and dangling pasties, displayed a finer figure than those execrable pictures of Abbott on the beach reveal and the fine calves of Drew Forsyth were a good match for those of Pauline Hanson, though not quite up to the stilettos she totters along on. Forsyth as Pauline Hanson and Retallick as Jacqui Lambie a perfect pairing with Retallick as Julie Bishop and Forsyth as Derryn Hinch in gladiator clobber memorable.
A surprise visitor for the cast at the after party was Tony Burke and his wife Skye Laris, they didn’t make the show but slipped down from the forum on the hill to catch up with the cast in this forum of fun in the real world where poking fun and mocking is our favourite antidote to the foibles of those who seek to rule.
The Wharf Revue - Back to Bite You continues at The Playhouse until 24 September.