TWO ODD BIRDS By Andrea Louise Thomas
group of female friends get together for their regular game of Trivial Pursuit, they get to see first hand the conflicts between this odd couple.
Neil Simon’s play, The Odd Couple, featuring a persnickety neat freak and a complete slob, was such huge success that it was made into a wildly successful television program, but Simon also penned a female version of the Odd Couple and it’s just as funny. Roy Thompson directs the Frankston Theatre Group in this all-female version of the play.
Director Roy Thompson chose this play because “It made me laugh out loud the first time I read it.” For lots of laughs, see The Odd Couple (Female Version) on Fridays, 15th and 22nd April at 8.00pm, Saturdays, 16th and 23rd April at 8.00pm or Sunday, 24th April at 2.00pm at Mt. Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Road, Mt. Eliza. There’s cabaret-style seating but BYO drinks and nibbles. Bookings 1300 665 377.
Olive Madison, a divorcee and self professed slob and Florence Unger a buttoned up tidy freak end up living together because Florence has just separated from her husband and needs a place to live. When a
WUTHERING HEIGHTS Emily Brontë’s much-loved gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights storms into Frankston Arts Centre in May 2016 as part of its four-month national tour and is set to blow the roof off!
Wuthering Heights tells the story of Heathcliff, a mysterious boy who is rescued from the street and brought to Wuthering Heights, where he develops a passionate bond with Catherine Earnshaw. As time passes, Heathcliff and Catherine’s relationship deepens to the point of dangerous obsession, until one day, Catherine marries another man. Overcome with jealousy, Heathcliff flees the Heights only to return, years later, ready to exact revenge on those he believed ruined his one chance at happiness.
stage adaptors, and they continue to carry the mantle in their new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights.” Aussie Theatre. shake & stir’s Artistic Director, Nick Skubij who adapted and directed this bold new work said “Aside from being an outstanding story of revenge, love and loss, we chose Wuthering Heights to re-imagine as, with every shake & stir production, we aim to invigorate classics for a new audience.”
From the critically-acclaimed teams behind shake & stir’s Animal Farm and 1984 comes the next adaption in the company’s award-winning cannon. Wuthering Heights has already mesmerised audiences in Brisbane playing a sold-out season at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in 2014 and garnering stellar reviews: “shake & stir theatre co is undoubtedly Brisbane’s (nay Australia’s) best literary
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