Gillies exposes political foibles

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POLITICIANS such as Bob Hawke and Andrew Peacock couldn’t escape the razor wit of Max Gillies in the 80s, and there’s no reason to presume the current crop of pollies are any less venerable – vulnerable!
Yarra Valley audiences will find out when Gillies, one of Australia’s best loved political satirists comes to Healesville in May with ‘Once Were Leaders – an Evening with Max Gillies’.
Gillies cutting edge insights into the foibles of political leaders had audiences both laughing and crying in hit shows such as The Gillies Report and No Country for Old PMs.
The question he asks in 2014 is, Is Australia suffering a leadership drought?
And other big questions: there was a time when politicians could inspire us, but were they really any better than the current crop? Is it a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same?
Gillies discards the make-up and wigs in this show for a rich collection of pen-portraits and invites audiences, new and old, to join him at The Memo as he shares his memories of a life spent on the fringes of power-mining the archive for his favourite moments.
Once Were Leaders is on at The Memo in Healesville on Saturday 10 May. Phone 1300 368 333 to book.