Visionary, reformer, rabble-rouser

The Gospel According to Paul

Presented by NORPA

Thurs 27 & Fri 28 February 2020


$20 - 59 + Transaction fee

Theatre, Lismore City Hall


One of Australia’s favourite performers, Jonathan Biggins, is Paul Keating – visionary, reformer and rabble-rouser – in the return of the 2019 smash hit comedy, The Gospel According to Paul. Full of intelligence and wit, The Gospel According to Paul is a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating. the man that – as he tells it – single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.

★★★★★ A hilariously funny, astute, inspiring show – Limelight

Like so many Australians, Jonathan has long been fascinated by Keating and what Keating means to Australia. Showcasing his eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, The Gospel According to Paul distils Keating’s essence into 90 minutes, focusing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions. It shows the man who grew up in the tribe of the Labor Party and gained an education at the knee of Jack Lang, who treated economics as an artform, and demanded we confront the wrongs of our colonial past.

★★★★1⁄2 Biggins’ finest work – Sydney Morning Herald

Biggins asks the question – what can we learn today from this singular politician, and the momentous time in our country’s history he dominated?

★★★★1⁄2 A rare treat – Stagenoise


Subscriber Adult $47
Subscriber Concession/Subscriber Groups 4+ $42
Subscriber Under 25 $20

Adult $59
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $53
Under 25 $25

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
Please note there is a $4.40 transaction fee.


Duration | 90 minutes (no interval)
Recommended for ages 15+
Coarse language


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The licensed NORPA Bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre.

The Secret Chef Diner will be open from 6pm, offering main meals, share plates and desserts.