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.
Traffic Advisory for June 9
Luminous Lantern Parade
The largest welcome event for new Queenslanders, the annual Luminous Lantern Parade, will light up South Bank on Friday 9 June from 5pm. Featuring colourful lanterns of all sizes and celebrating our state’s great cultural diversity, the parade concludes with entertainment and food stalls in the Cultural Forecourt.
As Russell Street will be closed from the intersection with Grey Street, the set down area for Playhouse patrons with mobility difficulties will be in Grey Street.
For more information about Luminous, please visit their website.
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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, James Saunders, Louise Siversen and Nicki Wendt.
Image (L-R) Simon Burke, Hugh Parker, Libby Munro and Ray Chong Nee.
Running Time 3 Hours including a 20-minute interval*.
*Subject to change
Warning: This show contains adult themes, coarse language and approved theatrical smoke effect.