by John Tesarsch
When mild-mannered mail clerk Bertie Jones tries his luck as an Elvis Presley impersonator, his whole world gets shaken up. His doting mother doesn’t approve, for a start. But with his best friend as his overzealous manager and a budding romance with Jasmine, a Michael Jackson tribute artist, Bertie just might be about to hip-shake his way to the most unlikely stardom.
Take a front-row seat to a tour de force of a musical and personal journey, set against the backdrop of a banking royal commission and a white-knuckle road trip that includes a run-in with a Ned Kelly impersonator – all squeezed into a tight rhinestone jumpsuit. It’s a rollicking return for the King … and one he definitely would not have seen coming.
When Jokers Were Kings is an uplifting romantic comedy brimming with offbeat ideas about modern life, love and finding your voice.