Tag Archives: Pauline Randall

DAYLIGHT SAVING @ THE GUILD THEATRE, ROCKDALE

The starting point to Nick  Enright’s DAYLIGHT SAVING is unremarkable.  The play takes place in March 1989 around the time when Daylight Saving is about to end for another year.

A middle class North Shore couple, Tom and Felicity, are struggling to find time together. Tom, a high profile sports agent, is always travelling overseas to cater to the whims of his clients. He is about to head off and  Felicity- nicknamed Flick- chides him, again.

Enright packs in interesting plot lines, farcical situations, quirky characters and zingy one liners to keep audiences well entertained up to a very neat finishing line.                         Continue reading DAYLIGHT SAVING @ THE GUILD THEATRE, ROCKDALE

I HATE HAMLET : A FUN NIGHT OF THEATREANTICS @ THE GUILD

Are you on the lookout for some witty comedy, a good bit of escapism?! The Guild Theatre’s current production should fit the bill.

This is a a very witty and clever play by American writer Paul Rudnick.  The main character is sensitive young soapy star, Andrew Rally, who is going through a lot of stuff and the play’s central question is whether he is going to be able to keep it together.

The play starts with Rally having moved from the suburbs to an apartment in the Big Apple. He has made the move because the television network pulled the plug on the soapy series in which he starred as a charismatic Doctor and has had to find new work.

He auditions and wins the role of Hamlet in a production taking place in Central Park. His agent tells him that, many aeons ago, the great Shakespearean actor John Barrymore lived in the very same apartment. Can you tell where this is going?! Continue reading I HATE HAMLET : A FUN NIGHT OF THEATREANTICS @ THE GUILD