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PERFECT WEDDING : FAST PACED BEDROOM FARCE COMES TO CASTLE HILL

The audience thoroughly enjoyed itself on opening night with gales of laughter filling the Pavilion Theatre. Only the British do bedroom farce with that certain touch and this script is a wonderful example of the art of adding confusion to confusion in a seemingly logical way. Will it be possible to untie all the knots by the end of the play or will more be tied?

The play opens in the honeymoon suite of a hotel where the bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning, with his fiancée about to arrive any moment, and finds an unknown, very attractive girl in bed beside him. His best man arrives, his fiancée arrives, the girl is hidden in the bathroom pretending to be the best man’s girlfriend, the best man’s real girlfriend has to be kept ignorant of the fact and the chambermaid is coerced into being everyone’s girlfriend. By interval when the bride’s mother arrives chaos has ensued which only escalates in Act Two.

Daniel Vavasour plays Bill, the panicked groom, who has some doubt as to wherever Rachel, his fiancée, is really the perfect partner.                          Continue reading PERFECT WEDDING : FAST PACED BEDROOM FARCE COMES TO CASTLE HILL

4000 Miles @ The Pavilion Theatre Castle Hill

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4000 MILES by Amy Hertzog was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2013 and received the Obie Award for Best New American Play 2012.

Herzog’s play tells a moving story focusing on the relationship between Leo and his feisty grandmother Vera. The cross-country bike trip of twenty something Leo, played with great feeling and depth by Cameron Hutt, ends when he arrives unannounced at 3am outside the door of his grandmother Vera’s West Village apartment. Why now?!

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Daylight Saving @ The Pavilion Theatre

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Nick Enright’s 1989 play DAYLIGHT SAVING is a great night’s entertainment at the Pavilion Theatre.

The play is set in the late 1980s on the first day of summer, when the clocks change and Sydney-siders gain an extra hour to live their dreams or perhaps be caught out. Enright delves into unhappy marriages and questions what it is that makes us lonely even in the midst of others. However this is not a drama but a comedy, almost a farce, with a clever plot weaving its way among the characters and features plenty of very funny one-liners and astute observations.

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