• Drew Forsyth, Skye Laris and Tony Burke, Jonathan Biggins and Katrina Retallick

    Drew Forsyth, Skye Laris and Tony Burke, Jonathan Biggins and Katrina Retallick

  • Wendy and Ron Shepherd

    Wendy and Ron Shepherd

  • Nikola Pejic and Kasia Staniewski

    Nikola Pejic and Kasia Staniewski

  • Robert McKenzie and Garrick Smith

    Robert McKenzie and Garrick Smith

  • Zac Greig and Tim Broue

    Zac Greig and Tim Broue

  • Vicki Northley, Louise Douglas and Daina Harvey

    Vicki Northley, Louise Douglas and Daina Harvey

  • Robert Henderson and Catherine Bonnin-Muecke

    Robert Henderson and Catherine Bonnin-Muecke

  • Allan Faulkes and Sonia Owens

    Allan Faulkes and Sonia Owens

  • John Wayte and Jenny Hunter

    John Wayte and Jenny Hunter

  • Jeanette and Steve McClelland

    Jeanette and Steve McClelland

  • Kaet Lovell, Gwenda Hulme and Dayna Hulme

    Kaet Lovell, Gwenda Hulme and Dayna Hulme

The Wharf Revue - Back to Bite You @ The Playhouse

13 September 2016

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.