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The Dismissal

World Premiere Season

From: 18 Jun 2019 To: 22 Jun 2019

This is history. Everything you will see in this play actually happened exactly the way we present it… including the singing and the dancing.

1975: In an unprecedented move, the unelected Governor General and representative of the Queen, Sir John Kerr, sacked the democratically elected Labor government and installed leader of the opposition Liberal party Malcolm Fraser as Prime Minister, thus turning Down Under upside down.

Award-winning music theatre powerhouse Squabbalogic returns from the wilderness, bringing the dark intrigue, larrikin humour and larger than life characters of The Dismissal to the stage in this vibrant, exuberant and rage-filled new Australian musical.

This Pre-World Premiere production provides a glimpse inside the creative process and invites the audience to participate in shaping the future of a new work. Don’t miss this limited work-in-progress event presentation as we develop, refine and redraft a new theatrical work before your eyes.




York Theatre, NSW 18 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019


Actor Role
Blake AppelqvistGarfield Barwick & Others
Georgie BoltonRex Connor & Others
Christian CharisiouDr Jim Cairns & Others
Andrew CutcliffeMalcolm Fraser
Jodie HarrisJunie Morosi & Others
Marney McQueenSir John Kerr
Monique SalléTirath Khemlani & Others
Justin SmithGough Whitlam
Bishanyia VincentMargaret Whitlam, Queen Elizabeth & Others
Matthew WhittetNormal Gunston


Name Position
Blake EricksonLibrettist (Book)
Jay James-MoodyLibrettist (Book)
Laura MurphyMusic and Lyrics
Lauren HolmesAssistant Stage Manager
Tina HarrisBass
Daisy HicksCasting Director
Chiara AssettaChoreographer
Elizabeth FranklinCostume Designer
Abby GallawayDeputy Stage Manager
Alysa PortelliDrummer
Kenney OgilvieGraphic Designer (and Projections)
David De VriesGuitarist
Andrew WorboysKeyboardist
James WallisLighting Designer
Steven KreamerMusical Supervisor (and Orchestrator)
Fraser OrfordProducer
Kaleigh Wilkie-SmithProduction Manager
Sean MinahanSet Designer
Aubtin NamdarSound Designer
Bronte MacinnesStage Manager

The Dismissal

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