More than thirty years ago Geoffrey Atherden wrote the first episodes for a new Australian television comedy series that went on to become an enduring classic.
Three decades on, and Atherden has adapted his sidesplitting and heartwarming comedy for the stage.
Topical, hilarious and sometimes touching, this play looks at the funny side of growing old, the loss of memory and independence and how families cope with the obstacles that are thrown their way.
Is Robert having an affair with his hygienist? Will Arthur finally get away to pop the question? Will Maggie go on a trip of her own?
“The humour contains a hint of Aussie sarcasm that all ages, fans and first-timers, will enjoy.” Her Canberra
“…a flurry of excitement, nostalgia and laughter…” Herald Sun
”… a gentle meditation on family and ageing in the modern world…” Canberra Times
Written by Geoffrey Atherden AM
Directed by Aarne Neeme
Starring Julie McGregor and Christopher Truswell
VENUE: The Q
RUNNING TIME: 130 mins inclusive of interval
INTERVAL: 20 minutes