After a sell-out at Smith’s, Under the Influence, with special guest Karen Middleton, will be repeated at Braidwood’s National Theatre on Sunday June 26 at 3pm.
Best known as a political journalist and author, Karen is also a singer, and writer of political satire. In Under the Influence, Shortis and Simpson lead her through the song, the singers, the shows, the seminal moments that have informed her political and musical endeavours, from hymns to musicals, to Bay City Rollers and ABBA, to Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Fred Smith and much more.
Surprising, revealing, funny, entertaining, poignant, and including some brand new up-to-date political satire- don’t miss Under the Influence.
The National Theatre, Wallace St, Braidwood. Sunday 26 June at 3pm. $47.90 (includes booking fee)
To book- https://circlemusic.iwannaticket.com.au/event/under-the-influence-shortis-simpson-with-special-guest-karen-middleton-MjY1NTQ
EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS
‘Serendipitously, it emerged that Middleton, as well as being one of Australia’s best-known political journalists, loves stage musicals, and can really sing…. When she sang, clear as a bell, Fred Smith’s “The Sapper’s Lullaby,” there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.’ Helen Musa, City News
‘Perhaps this is one of Shortis & Simpson’s strongest shows over all their years as Canberra’s conscience since they began at the Queanbeyan School of Arts Café in 1996.’ Frank McKone, Canberra Critics’ Circle