Don't cry for me Australasia

Well, it was bound to happen. After whipping up a storm of controversy, and generating a wave of popular support from middle-class Australians with her "I have a bream" speech, the Evita of Australasian politics, Pauline Hanson is about to be immortalised in a musical.

Pauline pictured in front of a painting showing her burning at a stake

The story of this working class girl with the face that lunched a thousand chips, who rose from humble beginnings to stride across the backbenches of Australian politics is the subject of a revue written by Club Cockroach entitled Merry Christmas Pauline Hanson. It opens on Sunday at Sydney's New Theatre for a one week season.

Club Cockroach is a theatre collective and sounds like something Sydney desperately needs more of --- Fringe Theatre.