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Top 5 Plays in Perth This May

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by finy (subscribe)
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Published May 1st 2018
Book now for these great plays - all at small theatres
Live plays are often extremely interesting, and so I have written this article of plays which are on at smaller theatres.

I find that these types of theatres often have extremely good local talent and interesting plays.

1. 100 LUNCHES
This play is described as a "Gourmet Comedy", and it is a side-splitting comedy, as well as being romantic and a hilarious show which the whole family can attend!

This play is by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc. and Season runs from 24th May until 9th June, 2018. The evening performances are at 8.00 pm Sunday 27th May and Sunday 3rd June and the matinee performances are at 2.00 pm.

It is about a successful mystery playwright Chuck Reynolds who has had his plays admired by all critics, except Charity Starr.

She then turns up at his home to ask for help in writing a play of her own and Chuck insists that their teacher/pupil sessions be held over lunch with Charity footing the bill at the most expensive restaurants in town!

The crazy waiters provide a uniquely hilarious touch to these meetings and eventually love blossoms despite the scheming of Chuck's amorous neighbour.



Cost for this play is:
Adults - $ 22.00 per person
Concession - $ 19.00 per person
Children & Members - $17.00 per person

Click here for bookings, and the Garrick Theatre is located at 16 Meadow Street, Guildford.

2. THE ANNIVERSARY
The Anniversary is written by Bill MacIlwraith, and directed by Robert Warner.

It is a black comedy at the Marloo Theatre and is about a mother in law from "hell" who is the family matriarch who endears herself to her sons by giving them gifts, as well as threats and ruthless exploitation of their weaknesses.

They start to revolt as they come to celebrate their parents' wedding anniversary which they do despite the father being dead.

One son gathers the courage to tell his mother that he is taking his wife and children to Canada, while another breaks the news of his impending marriage.



The story goes on from here and it was adapted into a 1968 film with Bette Davis in the central mother role.

This will be on 28th May at 8.00 pm and then on 2nd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th,12th, 16th, 18th, and 19th and 2.00 pm matinees on 13th May, 2018.

You can book at this site as well as read more about this play, and Marloo Theatre is situated at 20 Marloo Road, Greenmount.

3. MR BAILEYS MINDER
Although this season has already begun, there are still some tickets left for this show at the Melville Theatre.

Leo Bailey is one of Australia's greatest living artists, who is unfortunately also battling alcoholism, cynicism and self-loathing.

He has many children, however, only one of them, his daughter Margo, is prepared to help, but she does so "at arm's length".

Margo looks for and finds a live-in-minder, Therese, who has just been released from prison and is therefore desperate for a home. Then along comes Karl, a handyman who has the job of removing a valuable mural but who keeps returning with offers of
friendship.



This play is both funny and very moving and is about friendship, ego, art and a secret longing for a better life.

It will be on 10th to 12th May at 8.00 pm and a matinee on 6th May 2018 at 2.00 pm, so make sure you book here now.

4. THE RETURN
was written by Reg Cribb, and is directed by Brittany Isaia.

It is about a thug and his junior partner in crime who go on a late night train from Perth to Fremantle and while on the train they menace the passengers.

For an hour they "own" the train and this show is a mixture of comedy and terror.



It will be on 6th, 9th, 11th, and 12th May with Sunday 6th being a 2.00 pm matinee and all other shows at 8.00 pm. The running time is 90 minutes, and there is no interval.

On Saturday 5th May there is a special Fish and Chip Supper night with supper at 8.00 pm and the show starts at 8.30 pm - if you are interested in this please contact Linda on email: redfoxyladies@iinet.net.au or phone 0448 779 891.

Ticket prices are:
Adults: $20
Concession: $17
Fish & Chip night: $30

It will be held at the Kads Town Square Theatre, Central Mall,
Kalamunda and you can book your tickets here.

5. SUMMER OF SEVENTEENTH DOLL
This famous play will be on at the Heath Ledger Theatre, until 20th May 2018, so make sure you book now.

Black Swan Theatre Company performs Ray Lawler's working-class classic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll which is set in the 1950's in Melbourne. This play is one of the most significant plays in Australian theatre history.

It revolves around the events of the seventeenth summer where two friends, on yet another 'layoff' season, go back to Melbourne to live it up with their girlfriends.

However, this particular summer, things begin to change.



It is full of passion and is a "MUST SEE" as it is one of our best. It stars Michael Cameron, Vivienne Garrett, Amy Mathews, Kelton Pell and Alison van Reeken.

You can buy your tickets here, and the show is on from 5th May to 20th May, 2018 so you still have time to book for this classic. Venue is 174 William Street, Perth.

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