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Gordon Southern's A Brief History of History

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Join award-winning actor and comedian Gordon Southern on a riotous romp through the ages at the South Australian Museum! Armed with a few millennia’s worth of hilarious and head-scratching historical facts and a lightning-fast wit honed on the international Fringe circuit, Southern’s 56-minute deep-dive into the history of the world has sold out shows all over it (the world, that is...)

This side-splitting blend of comedy and education is the history lesson you never had at school. And probably for good reason!

Evenings Program: 

  • 6:00 Doors Open 
  • 6:30 Show Commences
  • 7:30 Show Concludes
  • 8:00 Museum Closes 

"In this mildly ambitious show Southern tries to cover the complete history of civilisation, with jokes, in one hour. With a battered I-pad and some old- fashioned visual aids, Gordon Southern will hurtle through time with his unique 'poetic, clever and joyfully freewheeling' style" ★★★★ -

"This lesson is a hell of a ride and never has learning about history been so much fun."

"Southern presents a breezy, bright and exuberant show that zips along, utterly engaging the audience and educating them in a wonderful and manic hour of comedy" -

"This is an awe inspiring hour of historical hysteria which is a comedy festival gem!" - Keeping up with the Grid

Suitable for ages 13 and up. Some adult themes and content.

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