Tune into a buzzing new comedy pulling the plug on power plays in the media industry. The team behind the sell-out success of THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE reunite to send ripples through the airwaves and spark heated debate.

Under the current circumstances, rehearsals for A BROADCAST COUP have paused, meaning the play will not proceed as originally scheduled. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. Please click here for more information.

Overview

World Premiere

Cut-throat journalist Jez Connell is out for her next sting. It’s been a year since she brought down one of TV’s most lauded stars and now she’s got Michael King, the darling of public radio, in her sights. This time, it’s personal. Michael is at the top of the ratings with his popular morning political program, a shelf of bestselling history books and an over-flowing dinner speaking schedule. He’s a Walkley award-winning national treasure. Nothing can bring him down … except maybe a #metoo scandal.

With the loyalty of his longstanding producer (the real brains behind his success) wavering and a hip up-and-coming podcaster eager to take the mike, has the plug been pulled on Michael’s career? Fresh from the sell-out success of THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE, writer Melanie Tait and director Priscilla Jackman reunite for another hilarious production featuring the impeccable comedic skills of Amber McMahon. A BROADCAST COUP will send ripples through the airwaves and spark heated debate, while you laugh-out-loud.

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Reviews

"Melanie Tait's cheerful play... is full of topical one-liners, comical arguements and sudden revelations" The Australian (for THE APPLETON LADIES' POTATO RACE)

Cast & Creatives
Melanie Tait

Melanie Tait

Playwright

Priscilla Jackman

Priscilla Jackman

Director

Matthew Backer

Matthew Backer

Cast

Caroline Brazier

Caroline Brazier

Cast

Priscilla Doueihy

Priscilla Doueihy

Cast

Amber McMahon

Amber McMahon

Cast

Colin Moody

Colin Moody

Cast

Michael Scott-Mitchell

Michael Scott-Mitchell

Set Designer

Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham

Costume Designer

Matt Cox

Matt Cox

Lighting Designer

Nate Edmondson

Nate Edmondson

Sound Designer

Lauren Tulloh

Lauren Tulloh

Stage Manager

Sarah Odillo Maher

Sarah Odillo Maher

Dramaturg

Renata Beslik

Renata Beslik

Costume Supervisor

Felicity Jurd

Felicity Jurd

Voice Coach

Director's Note

“In a post #MeToo era, Mike is still at the top of his game in public broadcasting, but finds the goal posts increasingly changing. Louise, Jez, and Noa are three generations of women who have the potential to shape Mike’s world in ways he’s never anticipated.

With all of Melanie Tait’s characteristic charm, whip-smart dialogue, sapient insights and irrepressible wit, A BROADCAST COUP tells the story of the end of an era, as we re-examine who we are as Australians, embarking headfirst into the dawning of a new age.” – Director Priscilla Jackman

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