Max Gillies unmasked
Australia's foremost impersonator and satirist, has been putting egg on politicians' faces to the delight of audiences for years. Max Gillies comes to Noosa in a wicked evening of reminiscence - revisiting the statesmen, the roosters and the feather dusters he has known through a thirty-seven year journey.
With a stellar career on stage, screen and television, it is indisputably the TV series' The Gillies Report, Gillies Republic and Gillies and Company that have rendered Max Gillies unforgettable.
In theatre he has performed in a diverse range of productions for MTC, STC, QTC, Belvoir St, Malthouse Theatre, Opera Australia and Black Swan.
His talent has earned him a Logie, a Mo Award, a Variety Club Award, two TV Penguin Awards, a National Theatre Award for Best Actor of 1976 and the 2001 Green Room Best Actor Award. In 1990 Max was made a Member of the Order of Australia for Services to Australian Theatre.
Treasured for his astute political characterisations, Max Gillies has the phenomenal ability to take the wind out of our most inflated public figures.
In a tribute to the writers Don Watson and Guy Rundle who have provided much of his material and especially for The Noosa Longweekend, Max brings some of his best characters - Menzies, Fraser, Whitlam, Hawke, Keating and Howard - back to life from their political graveyards.
There will be no punches pulled in this retrospective.
Collaborating with long time colleague and friend, David Williamson, Max revisits some of his razor-sharp scripts and totally unmasked, injects a fresh perspective to create a performance that cuts to the funny bone of the body politic.
No Country for Old PMs is a must-see for those in need of a bloody good laugh!
'NO COUNTRY FOR OLD PMs' An Evening with Max Gillies
Friday 4 7.00pm $155 Relish, Noosa Springs
Saturday 5 7.00pm $155 Relish, Noosa Springs
Sunday 6 7.00pm $155 Relish, Noosa Springs
Includes four course dinner with one glass of wine on arrival.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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