Not Quite Christmas

A satirical, seasonal tour

Christmas is coming, time to look back at the year of 2015? Well, not quite!

But what a year it’s been! We’ve had Abbott coming a cropper, Turnbull pulling the stopper, Bronnie in a chopper, and all of them telling whoppers. The Border Force is a farce, endangered skinks have stopped a coalmine, there have been poll tumblings and budget fumblings, and Malcolm says he will save us all. But can he save us from Bill Shorten?

All is OK, though, because Canberra’s  musical satirists, Shortis and Simpson, have been methodically, purposefully, judiciously and steadfastly, in an orderly and businesslike manner, amassing a whole new batch of songs. Yes, just when you thought you could forget how ludicrous our political climate has become, this hilarious cabaret duo will have you laughing and crying as they look at not-quite-a-year of the foibles and follies of our political leaders.

And as the silly season approaches they will add in the odd yuletide reference. You’ve heard of Christmas in July, maybe even Christmas in December. This is Christmas in November. Well, not quite! It’s funny, poignant, informative, entertaining, and coming to a town near you.

Café Wood Works, Bungendore, Sat November 14, 6pm. 3 course meal and show $75. Sold Out!!

Robertson Community Technology Centre, 58-60 Hoddle Street Robertson. Fri Nov 20, 7.30 pm. $30/$25 concession. Beverages and snacks available. Bookings

Nerrigundah AG Bureau, Nerrigundah (25 minutes drive west of Bodalla on Eurobodalla Road), Sat November 28, 8pm. $30 (includes a light supper at interval). Ring 44735460, or email

 Teatro Vivaldi, ANU campus, Fri/Sat December 4/5, 7pm (3 course dinner and show) $70/$80/$90, show only $30/$40/$50, 8.30pm. Bookings 6257 2718