Queensland Theatre POTUS or Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

27 Jul - 24 Aug 2024
Bille Brown Theatre
Duration TBC
$70 - $97

Available Discounts

Senior, Concession, Youth, Groups, Schools


If you think you’re having a bad day, you should talk to the current administration of the White House. Assembled behind a fictitious – but very recognisable – President of the United States (POTUS) is a crack team of highly competent women who are dealing with a highly incompetent boss. 

When the world’s most powerful man makes a foul-mouthed four-letter faux pas in front of every major news outlet – and several foreign dignitaries – the expletive lights the fuse on an explosive 24 hours in the Oval Office. Throw in some misplaced hallucinogenic drugs, a sex scandal and an assassination attempt, it’s anyone’s guess who’ll make it to clock-off. 

In the spirit of Wag The Dog and VEEP, POTUS is a femme-fuelled political farce that earned three Tony nominations in 2022. Here, in its Australian premiere, POTUS is powered by a star-spangled all-female ensemble, including Amy Ingram (Family Values).  

Grab the girls and charge your glass – if not for you, then for the women in charge of the man in charge of the free world. 

Presented by Queensland Theatre

POTUS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Special Events

Night with the Artists

  • Mon 5 Aug 2024, 6:30 PM

If you want to know about the audition process for an actor, how a character was developed, or why that piece of music was chosen, consider booking the Night with the Artists performances on selected evenings. Following the show, the cast and creatives discuss the process with you.


To book the below accessibility enhanced performances please contact Queensland Theatre Ticketing Team on 1800 355 528 or email sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au.

Audio Described

  • Sat 10 Aug 2024, 2:00 PM

Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

Auslan Interpreted

  • Mon 12 Aug 2024, 6:30 PM

Selected performances are professionally signed by Auslan interpreters. 

Tactile Tour

  • Sat 10 Aug 2024, 2:00 PM

Tactile tours offer blind and low-vision patrons the chance to touch and examine props and costumes and hear the cast and crew describe the visual aspects of the production. If you are interested in learning more about upcoming tactile tours, please contact Peter at psutherland@queenslandtheatre.com.au. Tours start 90 minutes before the designated start time of the performance.


  • Written by Selina Fillinger
  • Directed by Lee Lewis

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