Show’s debut a hit

Robyn Arthur, Sharon Davis, Chris Betts and Kenneth Moraleda in Australia Day.              Geoff Kelso with David James in the WA premiere of Australia Day.
Robyn Arthur, Sharon Davis, Chris Betts and Kenneth Moraleda in Australia Day. Geoff Kelso with David James in the WA premiere of Australia Day.

The country town of Coriole is getting ready for Australia Day � a time to crack open a frothy, stick a snag on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie.

The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town�s biggest party � but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first.

With everyone from the Greens to the local mayor and the CWA wanting a piece of the party pie, it�s proving hard work to decide what an Aussie celebration should look like.

Nothing was sacred as the national identity was put through the wringer in this thoroughly modern and satirical comedy.

�The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre was delighted to showcase this wonderfully humorous and entertaining play written and directed by Jonathan Biggins, a Helpmann Award winning director, acclaimed playwright and Sydney Theatre Company satirist,� Kalamunda Shire chief executive Rhonda Hardy said.

Australia Day stars Kenneth Moraleda (War Horse, The Lion King), Chris Betts (a regular performer with the Queensland Theatre Company) and returning HIT touring actors Geoff Kelso, Robyn Arthur, Sharon Davis and David James. The Kalamunda play was the first performance directed by Biggins since Australia Day hit stages around the country.