NAVIGATE ARTS AND SOUTH EAST ARTS PRESENTS
SHORTIS AND SIMPSON IN
How Good Is 2019!
A satirical look at the events and characters of the year we’ve almost survived
ONE SHOW ONLY: SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER 4pm-6.30pm
Navigate Arts at The Old Tanja Church
TICKETS $25 (Online) $30 (Door)
In a year when the Prime Minister is writing their titles for them, Canberra’s leading musical satirists, Shortis and Simpson, confirm what a stunning year this has been as they take you on a roller coaster ride through the stories and characters that have made 2019 so memorable.
2019- the year when the unwinnable election was won, Abbott fell off his bike, the polls were up the pole, and Shorten fell short. When Greenland was almost sold, journalists were raided by the AFP, a cardinal lost his appeal, and Aldi shopping bags became the new method of making political donations.
Yes, in the year when the election gave us ScoMo, the ALP gave us Albo, and Brexit gave us BoJo, John Shortis and Moya Simpson (JoSho and Simmo) reckon that all you can do is laugh. So join them as they go Morrison dancing, and prove, in the words of The Titanium Man himself- How Good Is 2019!
About Shortis and Simpson
John Shortis writes songs and scripts, plays keyboard, and spends hours reading newspapers and delving into libraries and archives. Moya Simpson sings, mimics accents, plays characters, and has a passion for Eastern European music.
Their combined skills make up Shortis and Simpson, producers, writers and performers of productions and projects that are always surprising, original, innovative and wide in their range of styles and genres.
Based in Canberra, they specialise in shows that reflect Australian history and politics in a way that is funny, satirical and informative, with the odd gut-wrenching moment. They perform regularly at Canberra’s national cultural institutions, and regularly do seasons of political satire.