"It Runs In The Family has the usual assortment of farcical nuts running around, in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else," Susan said. "Dr Mortimore tries to fend off an ex-lover, punkish illegitimate son and various other lunatics so he may, at last, deliver his lecture at an international conference.
"Aside from being physically demanding for the actors, the main challenge is designing the set so four cast members can hang off a window ledge, swinging from the guttering."
"I chose It Runs In The Family to direct because I love Ray Cooney's writing," Susan said. "Last August, I directed Cooney's Run For Your Wife which had a successful season at Limelight Theatre. So I decided to direct another Cooney farce this year with Gordon Park again playing the lead role."
"Leslie has a very deep voice… I, on the other hand, do not. I will certainly find it challenging to keep my voice at such a low, menacing tone... but don't tell anyone! After reading the script for It Runs In The Family, I was sold on just how hilarious it was I am looking forward to channelling my Monty Python in the presence of a superb cast."
It Runs In The Family plays at 8pm April 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29 with a 2pm matinee April 23. Tickets are $21, $18 concession – book at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday. Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.