TWO FIRES FESTIVAL BRAIDWOOD, Arts and Activism Festival. See Shortis & Simpson (first half) and Microwave Jenny (second half) in an evening of wicked fun and pop/folk/love, Sat Apr 13, 7pm, $30/$25 concession. For tickets go to www.twofiresfestival.org.au or at door.
HERITAGE FESTIVAL, BUNGENDORE, join Eric Martin, President of the National Trust ACT on a guided walking tour of Bungendore village, then visit hidtoric Beehive residence for a house concert with Shortis and Simpson. Sun Apr 14, 1.30pm, $35. Bookings 6230 0533 or www.national trust.org.au/act/Bungendore Walk
COMING UP IN MAY….
Music and lyrics by John Shortis
Script and dramaturgy by John Romeril
Directed by Catherine Langman
Starring Nick Byrne, Kate Hosking, John Shortis, Moya Simpson, and Worldly Goods Choir
Australia’s PMs are a fascinating mix of Mandarin and Latin speakers, spiritualists,atheists, republicans, monarchists, graziers and bodgies, and between them they’ve had the unenviable task of leading our nation through eleven turbulent decades.
It is the drama and humour of those Prime Ministers and their times that is the basis of Prime Time, an original musical/theatrical production to be presented as part of the Centenary of Canberra.
Cabaret, comedy, drama, archival sound and images collide in this epic tale of public and private lives, of a populous responding to dramatic and fast-changing events, and of an evolving capital city – Canberra.
Funny, moving, informative, entertaining- Prime Ministers at their best and worst. Don’t miss Prime Time at The Q, Queanbeyan, May 23-June 1. $39/$34 concession and groups, all matinees $29. Bookings 6285 6290 or www.theq.net.au
52 SONGS ABOUT ALL OUR PMs John Shortis has written 52 songs about all 27 of our PMs (well, 27 at the moment!!). They are being played in weekly segments on national community radio, throughout this year of Canberra’s Centenary. In Canberra you can catch them on ArtSound FM, Mondays just after the 6pm news, and Wednesdays after the 8am news.