Paul Keating famously said he would never write an autobiography, so Jonathan Biggins thought he’d write one for him. Now, Jonathan delivers it to an...
The Gospel According to Paul
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Paul Keating famously said he would never write an autobiography, so Jonathan Biggins thought he’d write one for him. Now, Jonathan delivers it to an unsuspecting world through a medium that suits the former Prime Minister so well: on stage. The Gospel According to Paul has toured nationally to great acclaim and has since evolved into a radio play, a film, a book and now this theatrical talk.
Paul Keating holds a unique place in our hearts. We miss his wit and devastating way with words. There is a level of fascination that still holds for many, especially for his visionary style, dynamic notions of leadership and political responsibility.
Jonathan takes us behind the scenes to show us how he constructs Paul Keating as a theatrical character. He also shares how his extensive research helped to develop a dramatic narrative of ‘the boy from Bankstown’ who left school at fourteen and rose to the highest office in the nation.
Follow the highlights and low blows of Keating’s career. There may be a song or two, and as to be expected of our only PM who could happily throw the switch to vaudeville, there will be lots of laughs.
As one of the creators of the STC’s Wharf Revue and many other plays, Jonathan is admired for his wit and way with words. He has a love of theatrical biography, saying that it’s a modest literary sub-genre he would like to expand if he could do a half-decent impression of anyone other than Paul Keating.
NSW Parliament House is a rightful setting for The Gospel According to Paul. In this special event, you too can walk the hallowed halls and glimpse Australian politics in motion.