Acropolis Now


Papa departs on a visit to his beloved Greece, but his heart stays behind in Melbourne, Australia. Rather than entrust his beloved Acropolis café to his only son, Jim, he insists on putting someone more sensible in charge. Jim’s pal, Ricky, has brains - he’s been a College student! But even Ricky can’t restrain Jim from going ahead with a great new plan… Jim wants to make the Acropolis the ‘in’ place to be seen - resulting in a goldmine, mate!

He renovates and renames all that’s left of Papa’s quiet domain, except his trusted waiter, Memo, who’s the epitome of the Greek male. “Acropolis Now” is born. But where are the yuppies? Family and friends are still dropping in for the occasional free meal. Ricky can’t see any profits, and Jim can’t get away from his other inheritance - being Greek.


RICKY … Simon Palomares* (Series 1 & 2)
JIM … Nick Giannopoulos*
MEMO … George Kapiniaris*
LIZ … Tracey Callander (Series 1,2 & 3)
EFFIE … Mary Coustas*
ALFREDO … Nick Carrafa (Series 3 & 4)
SUZANNA … Nicki Wendt (Series 4 & 5)
DESPINA … George Parker (Series 5)
NICK’S MUM … Christine Kaman (Series 5)
LARS … Simon Wilton (Series 5)
JULIA … Katerina Kotsonis (Series 5)

Special Guests: Warren Mitchell, Zoe Carrides, Sean cosgrove, Joe Spano, Rebecca Gibney, Gina Riley, Nicholas Bell, John Hindle, Gia Carrides, Russell Crowe, John Orcsik, Diane Craig, Nikki Coghill, Rhys Muldoon, Gerard Kennedy.


Episodes produced:
Series I 11 eps
Series II 13 eps
Series III 13 eps
Series IV 13 eps
Series V 13 eps

Taped before a live audience in Channel Seven Studios
*Nick Giannopolis, George Kapiniaris, Mary Coustas and Simon Palomares were also the key writers of Acropolis Now.

They are unique on the Australian comedy scene having staged Australia’s longest running stage comedy “Wogs Out Of Work”. Born and bred in the suburbs of Melbourne, their work is full of energy and hilarious observations, reflecting both ethnic and Australian points of view. After all, Melbourne has one of the largest Greek communities outside of Athens.

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