Who would have thought a musical could be made about a former Prime Minister. It was a jolly good show and well worth our time and it is a show I would have liked to see on stage.
The production was by the very established and respected Belvoir Street Theatre, Surry Hills, Sydney. The theatre rose from the remains of the Nimrod Theatre in the eighties.
Mike McLeish, who played Keating, was just brilliant and looked very sexy in his first scene on the stage.
Speaking of Keating, the bitter old man is now trying to spoil people's fun by dissing what has become big business in Turkey. Many young and not so young Australians trek to the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey for our remembrance of war day, ANZAC Day. It makes Australians feel very patriotic and with a doubt, it is very moving.
I just thank someone that young Australians are now cynical enough to not be sent off to be picked off like sitting targets, so I have a lot of sympathy with the view Paul Keating expressed in a recent speech. Here is a clip from his speech.
The truth is that Gallipoli was shocking for us. Dragged into service by the imperial government in an ill conceived and poorly executed campaign, we were cut to ribbons and dispatched.
And none of it in the defence of