An Interim First Draft of a Proposed White Paper On the Sub-Committee’s Preliminary Findings From an Initial Non-Binding Enquiry into THE STATE OF THE TASMANIAN ECONOMY

by Jonathan Biggins

10 - 12 April 2014
Theatre Royal

The world premiere of a wickedly funny play from one of Australia’s most perceptive political satirists, Jonathan Biggins, co-creator of the ever-popular annual Sydney Theatre Company Wharf Revue. Steve and Max, two middle-ranking Tasmanian public servants, are enlisted to solve the state’s financial woes, and given just four weeks to do it! In a period when political correctness has overwhelmed us, Biggins’ satire is punchy and refreshing, but even when he is pointing out our most frustrating foibles he does so with affection and Aussie good humour. It’s a laugh-out-loud comedy about… us!

Playwright: Jonathan Biggins
Director: Robert Jarman
Designer: William Dowd
Lighting Designer: Aron Webb

Cast: Scott Farrow, John Xintaveonis, Guy Hooper, Jane Longhurst

This production is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.