Our political leaders are expert performers in the theatre that politics so often is. They need to project a character, master the choreography and stick to their script. Does this prevent them from providing leadership and vision? Two of Australia’s leading political reporters and writers, Judith Brett (Doing Politics) and Sean Kelly (The Game), sit down to examine questions of game-playing, the performative and the authentic in Australian politics with essayist and literary critic, James Ley.