Jonathan Biggins is an award-winning writer, director and performer, perhaps best known as one of the creators and performers for Sydney Theatre Company’s long-running and much loved annual political satire, The Wharf Revue, which celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2020 and is now produced independently.
As an actor Jonathan has also worked with all of the major theatre companies, including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of SA, and has appeared on multiple comedy shows on the ABC. He is the winner of two Australian Writers’ Guild awards for The Republic of Myopia and for a new libretto for Orpheus in the Underworld (with Phil Scott), and a Helpmann Award for Best Director for Avenue Q. Two of his full-length plays, Australia Day (2012) and Talk (2017) premiered at Sydney Theatre Company before touring nationally. His most recent play, The Gospel According to Paul, a one-play about the life and political legacy of Paul Keating in which he also starred, was a smash hit that played to sold out houses across the country. Jonathan was awarded an OAM for his services to theatre in 2021.
Jonathan is the author of four books, including the recent adaptation of his play The Gospel According to Paul, and his writing has appeared in publications including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Traveller. He is a regular guest at literary and ideas festivals and as a commentator on the ABC.
Jonathan will be part of Conversations with Creatives with Mandy Bishop on Sunday March 12 at Scone Arts and Crafts