Further cast announced for Party Tricks

Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 10.58.34 am.jpgTEN has revealed remaining cast members for Party Tricks, its 6 part political-romance drama starring Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser.

Joining the cast are Adam Zwar as Trevor Bailey, Angus Sampson as Wayne Duffy, Colin Moody as Geoff Ballard, Kaiya Jones as Matilda McLeod, Oliver Ackland as Tom Worland, Doris Younane as Paula Doumani and newcomers Charlie Garber as Oliver Parkham and Ash Ricardo as Charlotte Wynn.

TEN Head of Drama, Rick Maier said: “Imogen Banks and John Edwards have brought together the best of the best for this exciting new series, while Michael Lucas has created the perfect star vehicle for Asher and Rodger.

Party Tricks is smart, sexy and, most importantly, a wildly entertaining ride. It is possible we will never look at our leaders the same way again.”

Imogen Banks said: “We’re grateful to the country’s politicians for living a reality that is far stranger than anything we could dream up. But it’s our enormous pleasure to try.”

Party Tricks chronicles Premier Kate Ballard’s (Asher Keddie) campaign to win the next state election. A committed and rigorous politician, Kate’s victory seems assured until the opposition announces a shock new candidate, popular television and radio personality David McLeod (Rodger Corser).

As the drama unfolds, it is revealed that several years ago Kate and David had a secret, tumultuous affair. Is the affair a political trump card waiting to be played?

Party Tricks is a six-part series produced by Imogen Banks and John Edwards for Endemol Australia and Network Ten with the assistance of Screen Australia and Film Victoria. It is created by Michael Lucas.

It airs later this year.


  1. Is it my imagination, or does Ten just keep commissioning the exact same show, over and over and over again?

    All their shows seem to be anchored around marital infidelity, giving them that cheesy soap opera feel they obviously think everyone wants to watch.

  2. @Andrew – would be silly if it wasn’t. If not in S1, they should make sure it features in a second series.

    Pollies sure are a rare breed and am surprised Aussie dramas haven’t covered this space since Grass Roots to my memory.

  3. Can’t wait for Party Tricks. With the history of Rick Maier and the Endemol team, it’s likely to be another high quality drama.

  4. eastwest101

    Zzzzzzzzzz. Sounds like a lame, derivative, lazily written taxpayer subsidized version of The Good Wife, Political Animals, Veep & Parks & Recreation but with none of the wit or drama and with ocker accents and stale stilted dialogue.

  5. It would be great to see more new faces in Australian drama & comedy shows. All the leads are becoming so overexposed it is certain that they will dilute their popularity soon.
    I think it is a bold move by Ten to showcase the same lead actor & actress in 2 of their main drama shows in the same year. A bit like 2 versions of MasterChef last year.

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