03 June - 25 JunePlayhouse, QPAC$55 - 86Buy tickets
In a nutshell
A shamelessly entertaining farce that guarantees a fun night
What’s more fun than a comically flawless story about tragically flawed people? Nothing.
A clumsy brunette bombshell; an addled actress as the dotty housekeeper; an alcoholic septuagenarian in the role of a burglar. It was never going to be easy staging a bedroom farce with a mediocre cast, but pompous director Lloyd Dallas is having a crack.
You’ll cry with laughter and cringe with delight as you witness this company fray and fall apart. Onstage, it’s a whirl of slamming doors, missed cues, dropped lines and dropped trousers; backstage, it’s an even more confused and chaotic maelstrom of love triangles and trampled egos, and there’s no one without an axe to grind (or swing).
Playwright Michael Frayn’s classic meta-farce has been running all over the world since its 1982 premiere. Now, Queensland Theatre’s Artistic Director Sam Strong masterfully marshals an ensemble of the country’s top comics for a wickedly funny night.
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Director Sam Strong
Associate Director/Dialect Coach Leith McPherson
Designer Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Composer/Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith
Movement Director Nigel Poulton
Cast includes Simon Burke, Ray Chong Nee, Libby Munro, Hugh Parker, Louise Siversen and Nicki Wendt. Image (L-R) Simon Burke, Hugh Parker, Libby Munro and Ray Chong Nee.