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Don't Just Lie There, Say Something - Gold Coast Little Theatre

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Sex, scandal and naked politicians run amok on the Gold Coast
Don't Just Lie There Say Something, Dorothy Henderson, Eric James, David Edwards, Maria Buckler, Bruce Alker Jnr, Ruth Henderson, Brian Wilson, Grace Lennox, Clare Ryan, Hugh Brophy, sex, scandal, British farce
Don't Just Lie There, Say Something

Sex; scandal; kidnapping; hippies; multiple mistresses; naked bodies; a skeleton in the closet, and a befuddled police officer. What more would you expect from a British farce, with an Australian twist? If you're longing for a good belly laugh, you won't be disappointed in this wacky play.

Don't Just Lie There Say Something, Dorothy Henderson, Eric James, David Edwards, Maria Buckler, Bruce Alker Jnr, Ruth Henderson, Brian Wilson, Grace Lennox, Clare Ryan, Hugh Brophy, sex, scandal, British farce
Sex, scandal & naked politicians


The chaos starts when Barry Ovis MP, played by David Edwards, is kidnapped by hippies prior to his wedding day. When his distraught fiancée, Ruth Henderson, played by Jean Fenton, discovers that his disappearance landed him in the middle of an orgy, the sparks begin to fly. The lies, cover-ups, and misunderstandings get more and more intense, as do the laughs.

Don't Just Lie There Say Something, Dorothy Henderson, Eric James, David Edwards, Maria Buckler, Bruce Alker Jnr, Ruth Henderson, Brian Wilson, Grace Lennox, Clare Ryan, Hugh Brophy, sex, scandal, British farce
Miss Fenton unleashes fury on MP


Nothing makes sense, except when it makes perfect sense. Misunderstandings can turn plans for a heating and cooling system into a vulgar description of an orgy complete with questionable hand gestures.

Don't Just Lie There Say Something, Dorothy Henderson, Eric James, David Edwards, Maria Buckler, Bruce Alker Jnr, Ruth Henderson, Brian Wilson, Grace Lennox, Clare Ryan, Hugh Brophy, sex, scandal, British farce
Befuddled Inspector Ruff


Sir William Mannering Brown MP, played by Eric James, is the culprit and cause of the chaos as he attempts to juggle his mistresses, who slip in, out, and under his bed.

Don't Just Lie There Say Something, Dorothy Henderson, Eric James, David Edwards, Maria Buckler, Bruce Alker Jnr, Ruth Henderson, Brian Wilson, Grace Lennox, Clare Ryan, Hugh Brophy, sex, scandal, British farce
Stop it, or you'll go blind!


Both James and Edwards bring an explosion of energy onto the stage which I felt the mistresses failed to keep up with. A little more sizzle and flaunting would not have gone astray, and as for the golden rule of never have your back to the audience, the same should apply in regards to never have your back to the character you're speaking with – it looks very awkward.

Don't Just Lie There Say Something, Dorothy Henderson, Eric James, David Edwards, Maria Buckler, Bruce Alker Jnr, Ruth Henderson, Brian Wilson, Grace Lennox, Clare Ryan, Hugh Brophy, sex, scandal, British farce
Your name, again?


Great performance from all the actors, showing yet again the high standard delivered by the Gold Coast Little Theatre. The set was beautifully designed and an excellent delivery from the sound and lighting team. Director, Dorothy Henderson did a marvellous job ensuring this classic piece continues to be appreciated throughout the years.

Don't Just Lie There Say Something, Dorothy Henderson, Eric James, David Edwards, Maria Buckler, Bruce Alker Jnr, Ruth Henderson, Brian Wilson, Grace Lennox, Clare Ryan, Hugh Brophy, sex, scandal, British farce
Cast of Don't Just Lie There, Say Something

For something a little naughty to spice up your weekend, take the Mrs (or the Mr) to see Don't Just Lie There, Say Something. It will put you in a good mood and by the time you get home, you never know, you just might get lucky.
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Why? Get a good belly laugh as you try to work out who’s under the bed, or worse, who’s wriggling under the covers.
When: Thursday to Saturday at 8pm from 16 November to 07 December 2013 Sunday matinees at 2pm on 17th and 24th of November and 1st of December 2013.
Phone: 07 5532 2096
Where: Gold Coast Little Theatre, 21a Scarborough Street, Southport. (behind the Westpac drive-through bank). Free parking available in front of the theatre.
Cost: $15 to $28
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