Who would have thought the beery blokey jukebox musical The Choir of Man at Melbourne’s Playhouse would be such an unmitigated delight? Then again wasn’t it a bit of a surprise at the Barry Humphries memorial that in the midst of the muscial eloquence of Richard Tognetti and Satu Vanska, and tributes from Rob Brydon to Rupert Murdoch, the most eloquent words (which were read by Arts Minister Tony Burke) should come from King Charles? Burke is apparently reading Ruth Wilson’s blank verse Iliad, the greatest of all war epics, but a lot of people will have been taking it...
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