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“Australia’s answer to Hamilton”
- Peter Fitzsimons, SMH

The official logo type for The Dismissal. White letters reading "The Dismissal: An Extremely Serious Musica Comedy"

york theatre, Seymour Centre

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Everything depicted in this musical happened exactly as presented

including all the singing and dancing

 

11 NOVEMBER 1975, 4:45PM

 

Newly deposed Prime Minister Gough Whitlam descends the steps of Parliament House to rage against his dismissal by Governor-General Sir John Kerr, who has replaced him with the opposition leader, Malcolm Fraser. A scoop of reporters throng toward him - chief among them Gold Logie-winner, beloved larrikin, and Wollongong’s favourite son: Norman Gunston.

 

Half a century later, Norman returns to deliver a rollicking, razor-sharp musical account of Australia’s epic constitutional crisis. “The best Australian musical of the century” (Audrey Journal) will have you revelling through this all-singing, all-dancing, all-mud-slinging retelling of the monumental events that brought our country to its knees.

 

In the spirit of Keating!, SIX, and The Wharf Revue comes “Australia’s answer to Hamilton (Sydney Morning Herald) - a toe-tapping journey through time, a wry commentary on Australian history, and a confronting portrait of our national character.

 

With unimpeachable wit, electrifying music, and a big heart, this ambitious World Premiere doubles as both reckoning for the nation’s soul and a sensational night out, stirring audiences across generations and political persuasions.

 

CONTENT ADVICE: Adult themes, coarse language, theatrical haze and strobe lighting

A white logo reading "It's Time" similar to Gough Whitlam's electon campain sogan
A Logo lising the autors of "The Dismissal" reading: Book by BLAKE ERICKSON & JAY JAMES-MOODY  Music & Lyrics by LAURA MURPHY Conceived & Directed by JAY JAMES-MOODY

Book by BLAKE ERICKSON & JAY JAMES-MOODY  Music & Lyrics by LAURA MURPHY
Conceived & Directed by JAY JAMES-MOODY

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