ACCORDING TO OTTO by Wayne Tunks is now having its Australian premiere as part of The Depot Theatre’s 2018 Season.
Family life with an extended family, heartwarming and full of love, empathy, pathos, truth, tears and joy. Extremely entertaining, that also delivers with the laughter, a very pleasurable night of entertainment, fast-paced and filled with a hundred delicious comedy one-liners. A fresh new comedy masterpiece.
Otto’s inner monologue, provides the narration. A compelling story about fully living his life, somewhat full of angst, as seen through his young eyes, coming out on the day of his sixteenth birthday party, and he desperately needs love to triumph.
The director has selected the perfect ensemble cast of nine actors, including Jasper Musgrave as Otto Brooks. Alice Furze and Andrew Wang are very effective in their multiple roles. Felicity Burke is the scene-stealing wheelchair-bound Grand Mother, with perfect comic timing, and surprises galore. Wayne Tunks is the perfect Dad, who always knows what to say, especially when his son Otto is bullied/bashed at school. Tasha O’Brien is the amazing sister, forever supportive.
The playwright is one of the few writers, that has a way with words, that boldly delivers fully fleshed-out characters, where every scene is perfectly timed for maximum impact, providing entertainment worth experiencing, and worth recommending to your friends. Expect to see in cinemas in 2019, a full length movie version of ACCORDING TO OTTO.
Starring: Felicity Burke, Alice Furze, Cooper Mortlock, Jacinta Moses, Jasper Musgrave, Tasha O’Brien, Brendan Paul, Wayne Tunks and Andrew Wang
Producer, Director, Playwright: Wayne Tunks
Assistant Director: Daniel Pollock
Lighting Designer: Louise Mason
Stills Photography: Clare Hawley
Running from 14th February 2018 until 28th February 2018 at The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville, with on-site free car parking. Running time 130 minutes including one interval. 8pm wed thu fri and Saturdays 2pm and 8pm. ACCORDING TO OTTO is premiering for the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras.