A patriotic firecracker, a punk rock political superstar and much, much more, America’s 7th President, Andrew Jackson is a force to be reckoned with in the Australian premiere season of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
In this hilarious, moving and utterly exhilarating, 90 minute white-knuckled look at the corrupt colonial past of America, Jackson is going to wreck the banks, kneecap the courts, evict the natives, and rule the world.
And the will of the people won’t stop him. But to be a hero, sometimes you’ve gotta be an asshole!
The surprise Broadway smash of 2010, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is like Saturday Night Live via the History Channel, given the Green Day treatment.
And for the first time ever, it will claim the Aussie stage – from the people who brought you Reefer Madness, [title of show] and A New Brain.
“The idea of the rock musical has almost become passé since Rent in the 90’s,” says Director Craig Stewart.
“This show gives a real rejuvenation to the genre. It’s left of field, a bit wild at times, but truly heartfelt. The parallels between politics then and now are really spooky.”
“Not to mention how closely this chapter of US history, tracing displacement of their native population, eerily mirrors our own country’s dark past. It’s the perfect antidote to our upcoming Federal election. Maybe our pollies could learn a thing or two from our version of Andrew Jackson.”
With a killer band and a standout cast of Sydney’s finest musical actors, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is going to blow your mind in a way historical docudrama-comedies never have before.
Director: Craig Stewart Featuring: Pontus Aleryd, Toby Francis, Jay James-Moody, Bridget Keating, Louise Kelly, Phil McIntosh, Peter Meredith, Max Newstead, Abi Rayment, Monique Sallé, Aimee Timmins, Richard Woodhouse Musical Director: Mark Chamberlain Choreographer: Monique Sallé
There’s not a show in town that more astutely reflects the state of this nation than this rowdy political carnival – New York Times.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Factory Floor, Factory Theatre – Victoria Rd Marrickville
Season: 14 August – 1 September 2013
Bookings: (02) 9550 3666 or online at: www.factorytheatre.com.au
For more information, visit: www.squabbalogic.com for details.