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BOREDOM PROTECTION POLICY by Rod Quantock OAM
Presented by: Regional Arts Victoria and Nelly Thomas Productions
A Hamilton PAC PACked Stage Gig.
Rod Quantock has been a stand-up and, more recently, a sit-down comedian for almost 50 years.
Rod is a vital voice in many social and political debates, and his shows are always relevant to the moment and change with the headlines of the day. But what Rod has noticed is that the headlines of today are the same as the headlines of yesterday. To prove it, he is reprising one of his most successful shows, Boredom Protection Policy. In this incarnation, Rod revisits the issues that flared on the front pages of the press in the post 9/11 world fourteen years ago and concludes the more things change the more they stay the same. "In 2002," says Quantock, "the raw issues were terrorism, refugees and the Prime Minister. In 2016 the raw issues will be terrorism, refugees and the Prime Minister and possibly still James Hird."
Quantock's Boredom Protection Policy debuted in 2002 at Trades Hall Melbourne to critical and popular acclaim – "Once again, Quantock delivers telling blows to the right with disarming humour, cunningly disguised intelligence and idiosyncratic charm." The Age
Boredom Protection Policy is a solo show about contemporary politics and society presented by Australia's longest serving comedian. Then, as now, Quantock's comedy is at once topical, intelligent, relaxed and, for those in his cross-hairs, positively brutal. He is a modern day jester who targets the antics of the ruling elites and the follies of humankind with playful delight.
Tickets: Adults $39, Concession $35, Groups 6+ $33*, U16 $15 *MADPAC Member Adult $33.50, *Member Concession $30
*Please note: Group and Member prices are only available via the box office by phone or in person.
Saturday 29 October, 7.30pm
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