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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Tour de force West End Magazine
It's utterly brilliant Weekend Notes
Burke is priceless Sunday Mail
Prepare yourself for one hell of a show Scenestr
An amazing play Absolute Theatre
Director Sam Strong
Associate Director/Dialect Coach Leith McPherson
Assistant Director Caroline Dunphy
Designer Richard Roberts
Lighting Designer Ben Hughes
Composer/Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith
Movement Director Nigel Poulton
Stage Manager Eloise Grace
Deputy Stage Manager Dan Sinclair
Assistant Stage Manager Margaret Burrows
Director Observation Emily Miller
Cast includes Simon Burke, Ray Chong Nee, Emily Goddard, Libby Munro, Hugh Parker, James Saunders, Louise Siversen, Steven Tandy, Nicki Wendt
Image (L-R)Simon Burke, Hugh Parker, Libby Munro and Ray Chong Nee
Running Time 2 Hours and 30 minutes including a 20-minute interval*.
*Subject to change
Warning: This show contains adult themes, coarse language and approved theatrical smoke effect.