The Wharf Revue: Pride in Prejudice heads to Melbourne

AAR-The-Wharf-Review-Mandy-Bishop-(Jacqui-Lambie)-and-David-Whitney-(David-Pocock)-photo-by-Vishal-PandeyFor more than 20 years, The Wharf Revue has delivered razor-sharp political satire to audiences in Sydney and around the country. Now it’s finally Melbourne’s turn.

From the producer and creator of 2021’s smash hit The Gospel According to Paul at Arts Centre Melbourne, Jonathan Biggins and the Revue’s Team of Rivals step into the Melbourne spotlight with this year’s hilarious Pride in Prejudice™.

Featuring a line-up of characters including Anthony Albanese, Tanya Plibersek, Jacqui Lambie, Joe Biden, Sussan Ley and Peter Dutton, and riffing off shows including Q&A, Play School, Stephen Sondheim’s Company and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Pride in Prejudice is a sensational value proposition from Australia’s most trusted revue-based practitioners.

Satirical content is up by 7% and the average laughter quotient is indexed at 8.3% over the forward estimates, but the Revue defies the cost-of-living pressure with an affordable offering at yesterday’s prices.

With a guarantee that no jokes are written by ChatGPT and no sketches outsourced to PWC, Pride in Prejudice is completely gluten-free, suitable for the lactose intolerant and no animals were harmed during the production process.*

With over 23 years’ experience in the political satire space, The Wharf Revue guarantees an exceptional night of laughter.

“The laughs come non-stop, regardless of your political persuasion.” – Australian Arts Review

Writers: Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott | Directors: Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe | Musical Director: Andrew Warboys | Performers: Jonathan Biggins, Mandy Bishop, Drew Forsythe, David Whitney with Michael Tyack | Lighting Designer: Matt Cox | Sound and Video Systems Designer: Cameron Smith | Costume Designers: Hazel and Scott Fisher | Video Designer: Todd Decker | Producer: Jo Dyer

The Wharf Revue: Pride in Prejudice
Union Theatre – University of Melbourne, 761 Swanston Street, Parkville
Season: 12 – 24 February 2024
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Image: Mandy Bishop as Jacqui Lambie and David Whitney as David Pocock in The Wharf Revue – photo by Vishal Pandey

Disclaimer: * Reputations may be questioned, political careers damaged and some sacred cows slaughtered. Due to public demand, full-frontal nudity will not be included. Any similarity to public figures living or dead is entirely intentional.