Date(s) - 7 Feb 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse
Open and Closed Captioned Performance: Saturday, 7 February 2015 at 2pm
Booking Details at: https://www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au/site/what-is-on.php?task=detail&id=0804
Please advise the theatre at time of booking if you require captioned seats for open captioning viewing to ensure you are seated in good proximity to the caption screens for easy viewing. If you wish to view your captions on a mobile or tablet device, you may borrow one from the Cloak Room, or use your own device by downloading the ‘GoTheatrical’ app from the AppStore or GooglePlay.
MOTHER AND SON
GEOFFREY ATHERDEN’S HIT TV COMEDY LIVE ON STAGE!
“Brown is achingly funny and exasperating as Maggie.” Herald Sun
“Gilshenan shines in the role.” The Age
Geoffrey Atherden penned the first episodes of Mother & Son in 1984 creating an instant classic!
Now 30 years later he has done it again.
Everyone’s favourite forgetful mum is back! From the creator of the hit TV series comes a brand new stage comedy featuring Maggie, Arthur and Robert in delicious form.
This fresh, up-to-the-moment version of the beloved Logie Award-winning show finds longsuffering second son Arthur Beare hoping for the chance, at long last, to take a few weeks away and pursue a little fling with his new flame, Anita. However, his philandering brother, Robert, and manipulative mother, Maggie, have other plans.
Mother & Son reinvigorates a treasured Australian comedy icon with Atherden’s distinctive brand of acerbic wit, mixing together the sweet, the sharp, the savage and the sad in Maggie and Arthur’s complex, dysfunctional relationship.
It’s an achingly funny play for anyone who’s part of a family but has caught themselves, even for a second, wishing that they weren’t. Noeline Brown and Darren Gilshenan take on the roles made famous by Ruth Cracknell and Garry McDonald in this nostalgic trip down loss-of-memory lane from the series’ original writer.
Noeline Brown, Darren Gilshenan, Rob Carlton, Nicki Wendt, Rachel Beck, Robyn Arthur
Ester Marie Hayes
Spencer McLaren, Dean Murphy, Joseph Thomsen