Could this be coming to Gladstone?
Rugby League the Musical tackles penalty-gate and more in its maiden tour of NSW, Qld and the ACT. Denis Carnahan’s infamous musical parody of the greatest game of all opens in May with new sidesplitting material and all the old favourites. Sydney, April 19, 2018 - Rugby League’s CEO and legendary players have raved about it, one fan passed out from laughing so hard (true story) and comedy lovers with no understanding of the sport have thoroughly enjoyed it. Following four years of great success and rave reviews from Sydneysiders and footy aficionados alike, Rugby League the Musical (The Musical) will commence its maiden tour of NSW, Queensland and Canberra in May. Written, produced and performed solely by well-known sports and political satirist Denis Carnahan, The Musical is based upon his belief that Rugby League is an exceptional pantomime. The two Act show, with complimentary oranges at the bar at half time, is broken up into sections on pantomime villains, conspiracies, controversies, heroes and super villains. Each section is presented by a different host; a caricature of a Rugby League character performed by Carnahan with old favourites like The Head Taped Hero - Wayne “Junior” Pearce 1 and The NRL’S favourite Grand Final Entertainer Billy Idol2 . This year Denis is thrilled to announce new hosts including former Queensland Premier Peter Beattie3 and Referee Boss Bernard Sutton4 . Together with his colourful ‘hosts’, Denis delivers a selection of some of his favourite songs synchronised with videos designed to explain each song to non-League fans. Viewers will also hear completely new songs about whatever has happened in Rugby League that week, making Rugby League the Musical a great sideshow to the main show. The tour kicks off two months into the Rugby League season, tackling current controversies such as penalty-gate, which questions why the refs want the players to stop cheating; the night Cameron Smith was binned, which celebrates the most joyous night in Rugby League history, and a long overdue tribute to the man who invented Rugby League, Gus Gould. History will also repeat itself with memorable hits such as 2013’s ‘That’s in Queensland’, a parody of the Queensland State of Origin selection process, right in time for the start of the State of Origin Series in June. A re-versioned song will no doubt make its way into the show, once each team has been announced. Denis is not nervous about the response from Queenslanders when he performs the show there publicly for the first time in August. Denis Carnahan said: “Despite being the butt of many jokes, Queenslanders have shown their great sense of humour. In fact, I was awarded a “Certificate Of Queenslandership” by then Assistant