Monday 18 July 2016
All tickets - $55.00
A stalwart of political satire, funnyman Max Gillies brings his show to NLWF this July, cataloguing some of his most infamous characters in Once Were Leaders.
Is Australia suffering a leadership deficit? There was a time when politicians could inspire us. But were they really better than the current crop or has our perception benefited from the passage of time?
Max Gillies has been a keen observer of the political combat zone for half a century. His fascination with the ups and downs of political leadership has seen him parody everyone from Hawke to Thatcher and many more.
Once Max used to apply make-up, wigs and prosthetic enhancements in order to disguise himself. He doesn’t have those bits and pieces anymore. But he has accumulated a rich collection of caricatures. Once Were Leaders sees Max share his memories of a life spent on the fringes of power, mining the archive for his favourite game changing speeches.
Max Gillies portrays the following characters during the show:
Margaret Thatcher (UK)
Ronald Reagan (US)