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Australia Day

Everyone wants a piece of the party pie.


Thursday 25 June 7.30pm
Friday 26 June 11.00am
Friday 26 June 7.30pm

The country town of Coriole is gearing up for its biggest Australia Day party yet – a time to crack open a frothy, stick a snag on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie.

But the local Australia Day committee has a few issues to sort out first. It's proving hard yakka to work out what an Aussie celebration should look like! Nothing is sacred as the national identity is put through the wringer in this thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy!

Australia Day returns in a brand new touring production for 2015, directed by its acclaimed writer Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue).

Watch introduction from director and writer
Jonathan Biggins

Extremely relevant ... honest and clever, Australia Day pokes fun at cultural traditions while asking whether the consequences of change are any better.

Curtain Call

If you want social satire and huge laughs at the expense of, well, just about everyone in our sundrenched country ... Australia Day is just the ticket.

Herald Sun

Australia Day has broad appeal and is so worth seeing. It's up there with the best.

The Courier - Ballarat

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Full-time student$28

*Groups of 20+

Written and directed by

Jonathan Biggins


Geoff Kelso
David James
Sharon Davis
Dennis Coard
Robyn Arthur
Kenneth Moraleda


Occasional coarse language

Produced by

Christine Harris and HIT Productions