The Big Con


Malthouse Theatre, the Arts Centre and Sydney Opera House present

Eddie Perfect
By Guy Rundle
Directors Aubrey Mellor and Denis Moore

Music and Lyrics Eddie Perfect
Character Design and Prosthetics Nik Dorning and Paul Hasell
Design Shaun Gurton
Lighting Michele Preshaw

Where the body politic gets a dose of the clap

Welcome to The Big Con, an evening organised by the small think tank the Centre for Non-Partisan Studies (formerly Wittenoom Asbestos p/l) and dedicated to the free and independent discussion of ideas such as the absolute virtue of free markets, war and death. The organisers of The Big Con have brought together all the big guns from Alan Jones to the PM, and Keith Windschuttle to Amanda Vanstone, the house moderate, with others such as Philip Ruddock and Monsignor Tony Abbott beamed in via satellite. Rumours that they are all impersonated by Mr Max Gillies from a script by Guy Rundle, with songs by rising star of savagery Mr Eddie Perfect are just the usual sort of elitist, latte quaffing chardonnay sipping disinformation put out by the narcissistic self-regarding new class who run all our media outlets and sell drugs to our kids.

If you don’t know whether to laugh or cry about a country where public life and debate is run by the think tank commanders, why not take the first option and bring the troops along to The Big Con? It’s the perfect evening to vent the spleen rather than the pancreas.

Generous group discounts are available .

Dinner and Show
23 & 24 Feb
6.30pm Dinner 8pm Show

Tickets include a two course meal with beverages extra

All tickets $76
23 Feb “ 12 Mar 2005
6.30pm Dinner 8pm Show

ANZ Pavilion
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne* 1300 136 166* or outlets


15 March “3 April 2005

The CUB Malthouse
113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

BOOKINGS 9685 5111

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