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Uni Revue set to roar with election shenanigans

THE Old Nick Company is returning this year to present its 72nd annual edition of the ‘Uni Revue 2019: The Lyin’ King’, with the theme centred on the recent Federal Election.

Despite a change of date to September, Revue director Zeb Dwyer said the show would still contain the same old antics, bawdy jokes, rudeness and political satire, mixed in with a bit of ‘Lion King’ nostalgia.

“Revue tries to hold a mirror up to society and show it as it really is by highlighting the absurdity of our everyday lives and situations,” he said.

“We don’t pull any punches, and everything – mostly everything – is fair game.

“Most of all though, it’s about having a good laugh with our audience at everything and everyone, especially ourselves.”

Mr Dwyer said a monumental effort had been put in by the cast and crew in preparing for the show and encouraged everyone to come along to enjoy a night of entertainment and laughs.

“We’ve got a great cast this year with some really promising performers and some good seasoned Revue performers,” he said.

“It’s the best worst thing you’ll see all year.”

‘The Lyin’ King’ is playing four performances at the Princess Theatre in Launceston from 4 to 7 September and 11 performances at the Theatre Royal in Hobart from 10 to 19 September.

Tickets are available for the Launceston and Hobart shows through www.oldnick.org.au.

Caption: From left, ‘Uni Revue 2019: The Lyin’ King’ actors Tessa Sutton, Fin Carter and director Zeb Dwyer are preparing to take aim at many of the state’s political figures and issues at this year’s show.