THE MUSICAL WE HAD TO HAVE
Casey Bennetto's Keating! burst into life at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March 2005. The comic genius of the lyrics, the audacity of the conception, the beat and swing of the music sent its sold-out audiences spinning into the night. The production won all available awards at the Festival and the pattern was repeated in a short five night season at the Sydney Opera House in August 2005 followed by sold-out seasons in Adelaide, Brisbane and Darwin in 2006.
Since then Casey has teamed up with Neil Armfield to make his outlandish and biting musical bigger and better than ever and the show has taken Australia by storm, resulting in a live broadcast on ABC Television in August 2008.
Casey Bennetto's scathingly hilarious lyrics tear through the reign and tragic fall of the Placido Domingo of Australian politics. Part French farce, part Greek tragedy, and all Australian history, "the country soul opera we had to have" transports you back to a time less politically grey as it charts the rise, fall and rise again of an antique clock collector from Bankstown.
- - 6 camera shoot
- - Audio commentary from writer Casey Bennetto, Mike McLeish (Keating) and Enio Pozzebon
- - Paul Keating's curtain call
- - Backstage interviews with cast and band