I'm an inner-city rambler who's happy to share my best finds with you. Subscribe to my articles to read interesting things and possibly win excellent stuff.
'Boy Girl Wall', a very funny love story that played to rave reviews and full houses last time it ran in Brisbane, will return to La Boite Theatre from 15-25 September.
Starring (and co-written by) local actor Lucas Stibbard, it tells the story of Thom and Alethea, who live side by side, divided only by the wall that separates their West End apartments (yes, there is a West End connection).
Each is struggling with life and the inevitable miseries that dog us all. As the story unfolds, we learn more about each of them, and see what happens when they are eventually brought together.
Along the way, the audience gets 75 minutes of funny, physical, never-boring theatre. Using chalk, a projector and some sock puppets, Stibbard plays the boy, the girl, and numerous other characters, both living and inanimate. Described by some reviewers as a 'comic genius', he triumphs in the role, and his performance in the play's previous season at La Boite saw him nominated for 'Best Male Actor In A Play' at this year's Helpmann Awards.
Have a drink at the Indie Bar before or after the show.
Like all good theatre, 'Boy Girl Wall' works on a number of levels, luring us in with the laughs but also touching us at a deeper level. As The Australian commented on the last production, 'Boy Girl Wall' is 'tightly structured, funny and ultimately quite touching... a work that captures the power of the imagination and uses it to create engaging and entertaining theatre.' What more could you ask for?
Boy Girl Wall' is so popular that the first four peformances of the return season have already sold out. So, if you do want to see it this time around -- book now (online or phone 3007 8600).