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Alfie At The Holden Street Theatre - Review

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07/10/2015 - 24/10/2015
Matt Byrne Media
Matt Byrne Media
Matt Byrne Media by arrangement with Origin Theatrical presents 'Alfie', the story of a ladies man gradually discovering the consequences of his lifestyle. Bill Naughton's play that inspired the hit movie set in the swinging sixies. The show will premiere at The Holden Street Theatre on October 7th playing until October 24th.

Directed by Matt Byrne, The story is set in Manhattan in the sixies and follows the sexual conquests of British ladies man Alfie Elkins whose appetite for women knows no bounds. Alfie treats women like objects for his own enjoyment and when they get too attached he just replaces them.

Until Gilda falls pregnant with his child and keeps it hoping to become a family, but Alfie is only interested in being a weekend parent. Until Alfie finds out he has shadows on his chest and is put in hospital then he realises what true love is and that he feels it for his son.

Marc Clement who plays Alife really captured his character perfectly. His quick wit and stylish dress sense definitely shined in this production. Clement was accompanied by a cast of women who were his many conquests during this show.

Niki Yiannoullou who played Sadie, was one of Alfies regular hook-ups she was a safe bet because she always went home to her husband. Yiannoullou was comical to watch and looked comfortable in her part.

Kristen Tommasini played Gilda, she is in love with Alfie but wants more then a weekend dad for Malcolm, so she moves on to marry Humphrey, who she doesn't love but respects. Clement and Tommasini portrayed the on stage romance very convincingly.

Joining the cast was Kim York as The Female Doctor, Heather Riley as Lily Clamacraft, Bronwyn Ruciak as Flo, John Matsen as Joe Holland, Anjali Sarma as Carla, Nadine Wood as Ruby, Victoria Morgan as Vy and Kacy Ratta as Annie,, Reg Hamlyn as Humphrey, Nick Stagg as Sharpey, Daniel Knowles as Perc, Sean Hilton as Harry, Loccy Hywood as Lofty and Matt Byrne as Doctor Smith.

Another amazing production by Matt Byrne Media, Don't miss your chance to see this play come to life.

When:
October 7-10, 14-17 and 21-24 at 8:00pm
Matinees on October 17 and 24 at 2:00pm

Cost:
30 Adults, $25 Concession, Groups of 10 or more - $27/$22.

Bookings are available on 8262 4906, mbm@adelaide.on.net, online at www.mattbyrnemedia.com.au, BASS or dramatix.com.au
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When: Oct 7th - 24th
Where: The Holden Street Theatre, Hindmarsh
Cost: $22-$30
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