Casey Bennetto’s Keating! burst into life at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in March 2005 and has since enjoyed sell-out seasons at Sydney Opera House and the Darwin and Adelaide Festivals. In 2007 Casey teamed up with Neil Armfield to make his outlandish and biting musical bigger and better than ever.

Casey Bennetto’s scathingly hilarious lyrics and Helpmann Award-winning score tear through the reign and tragic fall of the Placido Domingo of Australian politics.

Part French farce, part Greek tragedy, and all Australian history, “the musical we had to have” transports you back to a timeless politically grey and flips the switch to vaudeville!


Alon Ilsar
Mike McLeish
Eden Ottignon
Eddie Perfect
Onio Pozzebon
Emanuel Schmidt
Terry Serio
Mick Stuart


By Casey Bennetto
Director Neil Armfield
Musical Director Casey Bennetto
Set Designer Brian Thompson
Costume Designer Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Choreographer John O’Connell
Sound Designer Steve Francis


Keating is brilliant. Smart, funny and performed with snotty insolence

The Sun Herald

Casey Bennetto’s clever, acerbic and beguiling country soul opera has won the audience vote for a third Sydney term.

The Sydney Morning Herald