Overview

Synopsis

Simon Burke, Libby Munro and Ray Chong Nee lead a superb ensemble cast for a shamelessly entertaining farce – a rollicking backstage comedy that many have said is the funniest play ever written.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

5

Comic Bliss

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Synopsis

A clumsy bombshell; a despotic director; a stuttering actor. It was never going to be easy staging a bedroom farce on tour, with a mediocre cast, but this is complete pandemonium! On stage, it’s a whirl of slamming doors, missed cues, dropped lines and dropped trousers. Backstage, it’s a chaotic maelstrom of love triangles and trampled egos, and there’s no one without an axe to grind … or swing.

Michael Frayn created what many regard as the funniest play ever written, but the perfect demolition requires precise skills, which is good reason to call in director Sam Strong (Jasper Jones, The Speechmaker) to place the detonators and co-ordinate the mayhem. Simon Burke (Devil’s Playground), Ray Chong Nee (Othello) and Libby Munro (DisgracedQTC Season) lead a superbly versatile cast, including MTC favourites Nicki Wendt (The Last Man Standing) and Louise Siversen (True Minds), who gallantly try to keep the show from slipping completely off the rails!

Cast & Crew

Simon Burke

Simon Burke

Lloyd Dallas

Emily Goddard

Emily Goddard

Poppy Norton-Taylor

Libby Munro

Libby Munro

Brooke Ashton

Ray Chong Nee

Ray Chong Nee

Garry Lejeune

Hugh Parker

Hugh Parker

Frederick Fellowes

James Saunders

James Saunders

Timothy Allgood

Louise Siversen

Louise Siversen

Dotty Otley

Steven Tandy

Steven Tandy

Selsdon Mowbray

Nicki Wendt

Nicki Wendt

Belinda Blair

Sam Strong

Sam Strong

Director

Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts

Set & Costume Designer

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Lighting Designer

Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Associate Director & Voice Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

5

Comic Bliss

Mail on Sunday
5

Riotous.

The Guardian

One of the all-time great farces.

The Hollywood Reporter

If there is a finer stage comedy than Michael Frayn’s farce about the staging of a farce, I’ve yet to see it.

The Times

Venues

Attendance Information

  • This production contains coarse language. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
Queensland Theatre
Melbourne Airport