Joh for PM


Joh for PM premiered in July 2017 at Brisbane Powerhouse, taking Queenslanders on a musical romp through the life of ex-Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, the Queensland icon who set state politics alight.

The musical comedy satirizes the bizarre events that occurred in Australian politics during the Bjelke-Petersen reign. Set at a fundraiser for Joh in 1987, audiences revelled in original tunes such as Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy, Feeding the Chooks and the most catchy political song ever, Joh for PM.

Presented by JUTE Theatre Company and Brisbane Powerhouse in association with Queensland Music Festival.

Playwright: Stephen Carleton


Music & Lyrics: Paul Hodge

Director: Kris Stewart

Designer: Anthony Spinaze

Musical Supervision and Orchestrations: James Dobinson

Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright

Choreographer: Dan Venz

Producer: Zoë Tuffin

Starring: Colin Lane, Chloe Dallimore, Kurt Phelan, Barb Lowing, Stephen Hirst and Simon Burvill-Homes

Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, 2017

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★★★★ glorious fun ... highly enjoyable                                                                             - The Guardian

 ...a big night out, it's a laugh                                                          - The Australian