Written by and Starring Jonathan Biggins
One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in the smash hit comedy, The Gospel According to Paul.
Jonathan Biggins’ performance as Paul Keating is well known from the long-running Sydney Theatre Company success story, The Wharf Revue. Beyond the canny impersonation, Jonathan, like so many Australians, has long been fascinated by Keating and what Keating means to Australia. Showcasing his eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, this remarkable one-man show distills Keating’s essence into 90 minutes, focusing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions.
It presents a man who grew up in the tribe of the Labor Party and gained an education at the knee of Jack Lang, who treated economics as an artform, and demanded we confront the wrongs of our colonial past.
Biggins asks the question – what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous time in our country’s history he dominated?
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts