Date(s) - 8 Aug 2012
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Frankston Arts Centre
Captioned Performance: Wednesday, 8 August 2012 at 1pm
With thanks to White Cleland Lawyers, Principal Access & Inclusion Partner of the Frankston Arts Centre. www.whitecleland.com.au
By Don Reid
After Codgers you told us it was time to hear from the ladies. So move over Codgers, here come the Biddies!
Five ordinarily marvellous women find themselves back in their infants school classroom plying their needles in a good old-fashioned session of ‘stitch and bitch’. Their confessions are frank, their rivalries intense and their jokes outrageous. They discover a common frustration with the limitations of being female and mature in a world still largely defined by men.
Accidentally locked in the classroom, with nothing but ingenuity, Adora Cream Wafers and a bucket to get them through the crisis, unknown reserves come to the fore. Released from their own constraints, they rediscover their capacity to love, forgive – and take control. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!
Men see their wives, adult children see their mothers, grandchildren see Nana, and the mature Australian woman sees herself. Some of our most beloved actresses bring this delightful new comedy to life and laughter on the stage. You’ll laugh till you cry.
Vulnerable, feisty and in full bloom, these gals are everything … except old!
Cast: Maggie Blinco, Annie Byron, Jeanie Drynan, Donna Lee and Linden Wilkinson
Director: Wayne Harrison
Running time: Approx 2 hours and 10 minutes, including interval
Produced by: Christine Dunstan Productions