Back in the last century the unholy trinity of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phil Scott (the latter a contributor to this magazine) almost accidentally devisedThe Wharf Revue . It’s become an annual laugh-in and a thorn in the side of nabobs of all political persuasions.
The Wharf Revue has also been Sydney Theatre Company’s most reliable cash cow, selling out months in advance in Sydney and on tours that extended each year. Yet 2021’s show, Can of Worms , has cut loose from the mother ship and is going it alone.
Jo Dyer, the Revue’s producer at STC from the beginning and now its helmswoman into an independent future, says in a Zoom session, “If it had been up to me, I would never have let it go, but . . . things change . . . people want different things, there are different demands.”
The Wharf Revue came from the halcyon days of the ABC TV comedy The Dingo Principle ....