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Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

If you thought politics in Australia was rough, you ain’t seen Jackson yet…

A patriotic firecracker, a punk rock political superstar and much, much more, America’s 7th President, Andrew Jackson is a force to be reckoned with in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson playing at the Factory Theatre from Wednesday, 14 August – Sunday, 1 September.

In this hilarious, moving and utterly exhilarating, 90 minute white-knuckled look at the corrupt colonial past of America, Jackson is going to wreck the banks, kneecap the courts, evict the natives, and rule the world. And the will of the people won’t stop him. But to be a hero, sometimes you’ve gotta be an asshole.

The surprise Broadway smash of 2010, this is like Saturday Night Live via the History Channel, given the Green Day treatment. This August, for the first time ever, it will claim the Aussie stage – from the people who brought you Reefer Madness, [title of show] and A New Brain.

“The idea of the rock musical has almost become passé since Rent in the 90’s. This show gives a real rejuvenation to the genre. It’s left of field, a bit wild at times, but truly heartfelt. And the parallels between politics then and now are really spooky. Not to mention how closely this chapter of US history, tracing displacement of their native population, eerily mirrors our own country’s dark past. It’s the perfect antidote to our upcoming Federal election. Maybe our pollies could learn a thing or two from our version of Andrew Jackson” said Director Craig Stewart.

With a killer band and a standout cast of Sydney’s finest musical actors – including Peter Meredith (Jekyll & Hyde), Monique Sallé (A Chorus Line), Toby Francis (Blokelahoma), and Louise Kelly (Mamma Mia) – Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is going to blow your mind in a way historical docudrama-comedies never have before.

Starring: Pontus Aleryd, Toby Francis, Jay James-Moody, Bridget Keating, Louise Kelly, Phil McIntosh, Peter Meredith, Max Newstead, Abi Rayment, Monique Sallé, Aimee Timmins, Richard Woodhouse

Director: Craig Stewart (A New Brain)
Musical Director: Mark Chamberlain (Jersey Boys)
Choreographer: Monique Sallé (A Chorus Line)

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Factory Floor, Factory Theatre Victoria Rd Marrickville
Date & Time: Wed 14, Thurs 15, Fri 16, Sat 17 at 7.30pm, Sun 18 at 5pm, Thurs 22, Fri 23, Sat 24 at 7.30pm, Sun 25 at 5pm, Thurs 29, Fri 30 at 7.30pm, Sat 31 at 2pm and 7.30pm, Sun 1 at 5pm
Tickets: $42 Full, $34 Concession, $30 Early Bird for online bookings before August 13 (2013).

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