SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 PRODUCTION
written by Peter Quilter
directed by Bill Akhurst
A funny and poignant comedy, THE ACTRESS dramatises the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress Lydia Martin makes her emotional farewell performance, while dealing with the unexpected arrival of her provocative ex-husband. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace, and renew old battles.
There’s a very interesting play within a play. Lydia is retiring with her last role as Lubov in Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard.’ Audiences are treated to three excerpts from Chekhov’s play as seen from backstage.
To quote Quilter, “I think it’s a very funny play, so I really want audiences to come and laugh. But it’s also romantic and bittersweet, and I hope that audiences will enjoy it as a character study of Lydia and the men in her life.”
Vicki Castorina as Lydia
Jan Adamson as Katherine
Robert Longley as Charles
Sue Whittaker as Harriet
Gillian Cooper as Nicole
Fri 29th Sep, 8pm* / Sat 30th Sep, 3pm & 8pm /
Sun 1st Oct,11am & 3pm / Thu 5th Oct, 8pm /
Fri 6th Oct, 8pm / Sat 7th Oct, 3pm & 8pm
* Fri 29th Sep - Opening Night - complimentary drinks/nibbles following the show and an opportunity to mingle with the cast
$25, $22 concession, $20 groups (10+)
T: 9979 9694
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