The Pollie and the Ivy


Satire, song and silliness

It’s the silly season, for two reasons- Christmas is coming, and the new parliament is sitting for 4 weeks.  To celebrate this double dose of insanity, Shortis & Simpson present an evening of satire, song and silliness in The Pollie and the Ivy. Turkeys abound as Canberra’s leading satirists sing of the foibles and follies of Abbotts and Bishops, Shortens and Milnes, Clives and Barnabies, as well as the heartaches, pains and joys of this festive time. The Pollie and the Ivy is being performed in the funky and intimate surrounds of Smith’s Alternative, right in the heart of the Melbourne Building. With its irreverence, wit, relevance and poignancy, this show will have you laughing and crying all the way to the office Christmas party. The Pollie and the Ivy is Shortis and Simpson’s first Christmas show for many years. Don’t miss it.

Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, 76 Alinga St Canberra, Fri Dec 6, Sat Dec 7 8pm, Sun Dec 8, 2pm, $30/$25 concession, and groups of 8+. Bookings 6247 4459,, or drop in from 10am