Proving that the Australian Constitution can be fun
What do the Australian Communist Party, the film The Castle, and 97 undersized crayfish have in common?
Answer – the Australian Constitution.
The Australian Constitution defines the way our country is governed. Voters gave it the nod in referendums well over a century ago. But how much do we understand this important document?
It all comes clear in Shortis & Simpson’s A Strong Constitution, which explores the language, the stories, the cases, the implications of the work of our founding fathers. Sections of the constitution are sung in all sorts of styles- reggae, rock ‘n’ roll, torch song, samba, and more. The show tells the tales of conflicts and solutions from our past, and of potential changes in the future.
In true Shortis & Simpson style A Strong Constitution is informative, entertaining, surprising, funny and poignant. All in less than an hour!
And what’s more, it will be performed metres away from where the very document sits, at the National Archives. Don’t miss A Strong Constitution. National Archives of Australia, Fri 10 July 6.30 & 8.30pm, Sat 11 July 2.30 & 4.30pm. $15/$12. Bookings essential
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