The Gospel According to Paul

Jonathan Biggins The Gospel According to PaulAward-winning actor and writer Jonathan Biggins dons the suit once more to reprise his role as Paul Keating in The Gospel According to Paul. The strictly limited season at the Sydney Opera House from 4 – 23 June is the final Sydney run of this sensational one-man-show.

Extolling the virtues of imagination in leadership – alongside some judicious comments on the current political environment – Biggins will paint an uncanny picture of our former PM who referred to himself as the man who ‘single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia’.

With the Labor government in power for the first time since the show’s inception in 2019, Biggins sets out to remind audiences why Keating is known as our one of most compelling Labor leaders and of Biggins’ own renown as a leader in political satire.

Insightful, poignant and often acerbic, this one-man-show highlights the landmark achievements of Keating’s prime ministership, from his revolutionary economic reform to confronting our colonial past.

Couple this with pitch-perfect idiosyncrasies and mannerisms of the great man himself, Biggins reveals why Australians were – and still are – fascinated with Paul Keating.

“I’ve been playing Paul Keating for many years now and his time as one of our leaders still resonates with Australians across the nation,” said Jonathan Biggins. “His wit, imagination and courage, alongside a willingness to tackle the issues of the day, continue to demonstrate what we should expect from our leaders.”

“What better place for my Sydney swan song playing this brilliant man than one of our greatest venues, the Opera House,” said Biggins.

“Witty and clever, The Gospel According to Paul with Jonathan Biggins at the helm is a masterclass in satire,” said Sydney Opera House’s Head of Contemporary Performance Ebony Bott.

“Political comedy of this calibre is rare and we’re thrilled to be welcoming Jonathan back to the Opera House as part of his final hurrah playing Paul Keating.”

The Gospel According to Paul
Playhouse – Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Season: 4 – 23 June 2023
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Image: Jonathan Biggins stars in The Gospel According to Paul (supplied)