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The Gospel According to Paul


Araluen Arts Centre presents Soft Tread’s
The Gospel According to Paul
Written and performed by Jonathan Biggins

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

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.

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.

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


Director Aarne Neeme
Designer Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Sound and Video Designer David Bergman
Cast Jonathan Biggins
Company Stage Manager Tanya Leach
Touring Production Manager Amy Robertson
Technical Director Marcus Kelson

Locally supported by 

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, andthe NSW Government through Create NSW.


Man sitting on desk in deep red room man gesturing with his hands close up photo of man looking stern man standing in front of projection screen showing photo of Bob Hawke

Photos by Brett Boardman


08 April 2020


Wednesday 8 April, 7:30pm

90 minutes (no interval)




Adult Member

Concession Member




Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.




Warning: This show is reccomended for ages 15+ and contains coarse language

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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