AUSTRALIA'S LONGEST RUNNING TOPICAL REVUE
Up Eumundi Road has earned a rare distinction, that of Australia's longest running topical revue. It was a spin-off from the once only Up The Junction - Noosa Heads Must Roll, staged at the Sunshine Beach Bicentennial Centre in 1995.
When The Independent Theatre moved to its permanent home at Eumundi the show was re-badged and a set format evolved of between sixty and eighty individual pieces made up of topical sketches, visual gags and original songs.
The cast has largely remained the same over the years and includes Alan Ball, Luke Lanham, John Burls, Rob McFadyen, Julie and Grant Marks, Maria Lindsay, Musical Director Gloria Gray and more recently Marilyn Davies and Leona Kirby.
On a number of occasions the show has been ahead of its time with sketches or songs hitting at matters that haven't entered the news until up to three years later. Australian child obesity and junk-food commercials in children's programs, was just one of them. But most of the time it's topical to the moment and just a touch risque.
The revue title changes slightly each year, such as Up Eumundi Road "and Round The Bend", "and Into The Millennium", "and Round The Loop", "and Up The Bypass", "and All The Best", "and Cop This Lot", etc. This year it's "Up Eumundi Road and Mind The Landslide (or should that be) Veer To The Right?" The show always books out before it opens.
There are five buffet-style dinner shows (Fri Nov 30th, Sat Dec 1st, Thurs 6th, Fri 7th, Sat 8th) and two non-dining matinees (Sun 2 at 2pm and Sun 9th at 5pm). Dinner show tickets $37, group bookings of eight or more $35, Sundays $16. There's a licensed, moderately priced, bar.
Just over four hundred and thirty of the total six hundred and fifty dinner-show tickets have already sold. Bookings 5472 8200.