State Theatre Company South Australia presents the Soft Tread production
Written & performed by Jonathan Biggins
The sermon from the mount finally arrives in Adelaide as one of Australia’s favourite comic actors, Jonathan Biggins, becomes Paul Keating – visionary, reformer, rabble-rouser – in the hilarious hit The Gospel According to Paul.
Exploring Keating’s landmark political achievements and personal obsessions, The Gospel According to Paul takes the light on the hill and shines it on a man who grew up in the Labor Party at the knee of Jack Lang, treated economics as an artform, and demanded we confront the wrongs of our past. It recaptures some of the former PM’s eviscerating Question Time wit and wraps it up in a double-breasted Zegna suit.
No scumbag is safe in this show, not even our humble narrator.
I’m so happy we can bring this show back in 2021 after it was shoved offstage by a pandemic in 2020! Keating and Biggins remain two of the sharpest raconteurs the country has produced. You’ll love it. Mitchell
Run time: Approx. 85 minutes (no interval)
Some strong language and adult themes
“You’d swear he’s Keating. Hilarious” Limelight ★★★★★
“Biggins almost out-Keaters Keating…If only we had someone this clever running the country” Crikey
“Biggins Finest Work” Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★½
“Biggins has the gestures, the jowls and the swagger of Keating so aptly the audience knows they’re in for the real deal” Artshub
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Wednesday 28 April, 11am and 6:30pm
Audio Described Performances and Pre-Show Briefing
Tuesday 27 April, 5.00pm (briefing), 6.30pm (performance with post-show Q and A)
Saturday 2 May, 12.30pm (briefing), 2pm (performance)
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The Gospel According To Paul is being held at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.
The recommended Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre drop off zone is at the northern end of the Riverbank Footbridge on War Memorial Drive (walk across the Footbridge to Dunstan Playhouse) or at the Intercontinental Hotel (walk north between the Intercontinental Hotel and Railway Station along the lane way to the Riverbank). There is also a drop off area and two accessible car spaces on lower Festival Drive, accessible from the west via Montefiore Road.
Getting to the Venue
Adelaide Festival Centre is easily accessible by public transport, including the tram (stop at Railway Station), trains, buses and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.
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Join our esteemed panel on Monday 29 March for our Tangent Talk on The Gospel According to Paul.
Post Show Q&As
We hold Q&As with our artists and creative teams so that you can ask questions about the production.
Post Show Q&As for The Gospel According to Paul will be held after the following performances: