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.
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
★★★★ glorious fun ... highly enjoyable - The Guardian
...a big night out, it's a laugh - The Australian