The Wharf Revue, or, how Australian Theatre is failing herself (New Party)

‘In its 17 years the Revue has poked fun at local politicians and political scandals, with varying – and consistently decreasing – levels of incisiveness, but its 2016 outing was a particularly low point, too light a touch in a negative banner year for politics. In 2016, the Revue could have tackled voter apathy, institutionalised racism, and threatened international relations stemming from thoughtless gaffes. Instead, the 2016 Revue was soft and petty; it barely acknowledged current policy, let alone critique it. Its targets were small and its name – Back to Bite You – indicated a sharpness and anger that never appeared onstage.’ … READ MORE

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