John Thompson

Songwriter, singer, orator, writer, actor, barrister, concertinist – just some of the roles that John’s career advisor recommended against. He pressed on and has toured the world with Cloudstreet, performed with Martin Pearson as Never the Twain, and played the Song Man in the Australian tour of War Horse.

Great Comedy Debate: That Democracy Works

S Sorrensen, Fiona Scott Norman, Tripod’s Gatesy, Dane Simpson, Rod Quantock and John Thompson are hosted by Professor Ian Lowe to debate the current state of democracy, which HL Mencken described as ‘the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage’ and by Ronald Reagan as ‘worth dying for’.

Mon, Dec 30 6:00PM Luna

What's So Funny About... Cancer?

We use synonyms such as “the big-C” to avoid talking about this topic, as if saying cancer is as taboo as saying Voldemort. Like Voldemort in Harry Potter, cancer can cause widespread grief, but it can also be the centre of some hilarious anecdotes. Join cancer patient John Thompson and palliative care nurse Carolyn Mandersloot, as they share some of their ludicrous experiences with one of life’s most challenging experiences.

Tue, Dec 31 8:00AM Halcyon