Gone Girls

Patrick Livesey presents

Two actors dressed as Julia Gillard and Julie Bishop embracing.

Adelaide Fringe 2020 Praise for Gone Girls

★★★★★"This fun, funny sassy satire pushes the envelope and our perspective of the freedom of speech we have in Australia. " - Global Media Post

★★★★ 1/2 "Gone Girls is 55 minutes of quick-witted, captivating and sometimes titillating theatre" - InDaily

★★★★ "Don’t expect this show to explain politics – although it may support some of your personal theories – but expect to be entertained." - Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★ "Gone Girls is a cheeky yet decidedly clever comic take on the two mightiest women of Australian politics in our time, Julia Gillard and Julie Bishop, told through the empowering prism of drag"- The Advertiser

★★★★ "...hilarious, irreverent, sharp and disturbing, if you can stop laughing long enough to really consider the implications that power in politics has nothing to do with governing the country. Highly recommended." -5MBS

"10/10 would recommend" - South Australian Style

They’re smart. They’re successful. They’re women.

Julie Bishop and Julia Gillard rose to the top of #auspol until it all came crashing down. Now they may have left politics, but that doesn’t mean they’re over it.

This drag revenge fantasy tears through the halls of Parliament and the last decade of Australian politics, taking a sledgehammer, an axe and a vial of poison to the Patriarchy and its army of red and blue ties.

United by rage. Spurred on by revenge. Men ruined their dreams, now they will kill everyone.

From award-winning theatre-maker Patrick Livesey comes this explosive satire about #auspol, misogyny and getting what you deserve.

Canberra has it coming...

Fringe World Praise for Gone Girls

"This show is at its best when it mixes stage craft with media extracts to seamlessly portray the complicated relationship between the two women and the dynamics of what it means to be a feminist." - Fringe Feed

Praise for Patrick Livesey's Previous Works

★★★★★ "Livesey has created a whole world in a bedroom of plausible intrigue... True Grit! Bravo!" - The Barefoot Review

★★★★★ "A brilliant, witty and clever performance" - 5MBS

★★★★1/2 "He'll make you laugh, but better still, he'll make you ponder whether fame is a substitute for leadership"- The Advertiser

★★★★ "Clever, camp, captivating and a little controversial"- The Upside News

Patrick Livesey - Writer and Performer

Patrick Livesey is an award-winning actor, writer and producer born in Adelaide and based in Melbourne. In 2017, Patrick graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre Practice. Since graduating, Patrick has written, produced and starred in the one-man show, The Boy, George earning him the NZ Fringe Tour Ready Award as well as a nomination for Best Performance from the Melbourne Fringe Festival. He subsequently took this work on tour around Australia and New Zealand. In March of this year, Patrick performed in the hit political satire #KWANDA at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, written by Tom Ballard and directed by Alan Brough. Patrick is currently touring his latest original work, Gone Girls, around Australia, a show he wrote, produced and stars in.

Gone Girls

Two actors dressed as Julia Gillard and Julie Bishop embracing.


Genre: Theatre/Comedy

Origin: VIC

Rating: M

This show is rated M for Mature Audiences, it contains course language.

Suitable for 15 years and over

Duration: 55 mins

Season: 2020

Dates: 3 - 15 Mar

3 Mar: 7:30pm
4 - 8 Mar: 9:15 pm
10 - 14 Mar: 6:00 pm
15 Mar: 6:30pm


GA: $27.00

Concession: $20.00

Group (6+): $22.00

Family (4): $80.00

Preview: $15.00

Cheap Tuesday: $22.00

Fringe Member: $21.00

BankSA Customer:$21.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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