"I've seen Cash on Delivery done a few times in the UK and always felt the audience truly enjoyed it," Georgina said. "I love hearing an audience relax, sit back and laugh freely – and that's exactly what a farce allows you to do.
No matter how many times I've seen the show or read the script, this play always makes me laugh. This is my first time directing in Perth so I felt this script would be a good place to start."
"Belonging to a theatre group has been part of my life for as long as I can remember," Georgina said. "Back home, my entire family was involved and it's nice to be so warmly welcomed at Melville Theatre."
"This has to be paired with a very good backstage team to allow each crazy aspect to work, especially given we have a washing machine that rocks itself onto stage! But I have no doubt my amazing cast are going to make this show look easy and truly hilarious."
"As Rupert emigrated to Canada several years before, Eric pretends to be Rupert and all goes well until the investigator needs the landlord to witness his signature. With Eric pretending to be Rupert, he tries to get his current lodger Norman to be Eric instead but false claims have also been made in Norman's name. It gets to the point where Norman has to pretend to be his own son."
The main challenge, according to Peter, is being on stage for most of the play. "There are a lot of lines, plus I have to learn exactly when to interject with all the 'whats' and 'aaaghs!'" he said. "The play also involves a lot of physicality, such as dragging a body across the stage and stuffing it into a window box, so it will be both emotionally and physically draining."
"I have always enjoyed comedy, and upon reading the Cash On Delivery, could imagine myself as the confused, panicking Eric," he said. "Recently, I've played somewhat similar lead roles in other comedies so I wanted to go out with a bang.
"This is my 11th theatrical production in a row with no break in between – my rehearsals have often started while I'm in the previous show. Now is the time to take a break and this play seemed to be the perfect way to end an amazing couple of years."
Cash On Delivery plays at 8pm September 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 with a 2pm matinee September 23. Tickets are $20, $15 concession – book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au. Melville Theatre is on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Palmyra.