Jane Longhurst

The State of the Tasmanian Economy

An Interim First Draft of a Proposed White Paper On the Sub-Committee’s Preliminary Findings From an Initial Non-Binding Enquiry into THE STATE OF THE TASMANIAN ECONOMY

A comedy by Jonathan Biggins

10 – 12 September 2015
Theatre Royal

It’s back!

Jonathan’s Biggins is one of Australia’s sharpest political satirists, and this wickedly funny comedy of all things Tasmanian was a hit of the Theatre Royal’s 2014 season.

Comic delight and near disaster ensue when two middle-ranking Tasmanian public servants are enlisted to solve the state’s financial woes. In a tight ninety minutes, amid the plastic ferns and whiteboards, Max and Steve muddle through a parade of nutty rescue schemes, pedaled by tree changers and AFL tragics, backpackers and blow-ins, and even a mysterious stranger.

Biggins’ satire is spot-on punchy, and brims with affectionate Aussie good humour. This is laugh out loud comedy about … us!

Playwright: Jonathan Biggins
Director: Robert Jarman
Designer: William Dowd
Lighting Designer: Aron Webb
Cast: Scott Farrow, John Xintavelonis, Jane Longhurst, Guy Hooper


Thursday, 10th September 2015 – 8:00pm
Friday, 11th September 2015 – 8:00pm
Saturday, 12th September 2015 – 8:00pm