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 for behaving badly and now she’s got Michael King, the top-rated darling of public radio, in her sights. This time, it’s personal.

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 for behaving badly and now she’s got Michael King, the top-rated darling of public radio, in her sights. This time, it’s personal.

With the loyalty of his longstanding producer wavering, and a hip up-and-coming podcaster eager to take the mic off Mike, has the plug been pulled on Michael King’s career?

This brand new comedy from Melanie Tait, the writer of the sell-out THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE, will send ripples through the airwaves and spark heated debate.

Melanie teams up with director Janine Watson, who recently guided the Ensemble productions of NEARER THE GODS and STILL UNQUALIFIED, to present this world premiere that will have you laughing in the aisles.

Ticket Prices

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SENIOR CARD$80$85
PENSIONER$76$81
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GROUP 20+$71$76
30 OR UNDER$40$43
FULL-TIME STUDENT$40$43
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SCHOOL GROUPS$25$25
Reviews

★★★★ “[Tait’s] dialogue is captivating, and her characters feel richly imagined. Her plot for A Broadcast Coup is engaging throughout” Suzy Goes See

★★★★1/2 “ a comedy with some dark laughs and extraordinary insight.” State of the Art

“Tait’s play is well-shaped and gently funny, her characters lovingly drawn and recognisable from the media landscape.” The Guardian

“Tait’s text is a biting one. Each scene is filled with anticipation, the audience can see what’s coming but Tait keeps us rolling with laughter with pithy one-liners about the boomer generation and misogyny that provide insight into the perspectives of the #metoo movement from three different generations.” Limelight Magazine

"Propelled by the riveting sound design by Clare Hennessy, along with Tait’s sharp, athletic dialogue, this is a dynamic, glittering play." Women's Agenda

“Millerchip’s Louise is beautifully drawn and performed” The Sydney Morning Herald

“Melanie Tait is a playwright with a sharp eye for human foibles and how they play out between people” Stage Noise

“great Australian and timely playwriting. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. Certainly, one not to miss!” Absolute Theatre

Cast & Creatives
Melanie Tait

Melanie Tait

Playwright

Janine Watson

Janine Watson

Director

Tony Cogin

Tony Cogin

Cast

Ben Gerrard

Ben Gerrard

Cast

Alex King

Alex King

Cast

Amber McMahon

Amber McMahon

Cast

Sharon Millerchip

Sharon Millerchip

Cast

Troy Harrison

Troy Harrison

Understudy

Ella Prince

Ella Prince

Understudy

Veronique Benett

Veronique Benett

Costume & Set Designer

Matt Cox

Matt Cox

Lighting Designer

Clare Hennessy

Clare Hennessy

Composer & Sound Designer

Lauren Tulloh

Lauren Tulloh

Stage Manager

Evelyn Everaerts-Donaldson

Evelyn Everaerts-Donaldson

Costume Supervisor

Shondelle Pratt

Shondelle Pratt

Intimacy Coordinator

Special Performances

Audio Described

  • Thu 23 Feb 11am
  • Sat 25 Feb 3.30pm

Tactile Tours are available 1 hour prior to Audio Described performances, please contact the Box Office to book.

Q&A Session

  • Fri 10 Feb 8pm
  • Tue 14 Feb 11am

Free Teen

  • Wed 1 Mar 7.30pm
Photo Gallery

Photography by Prudence Upton

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