Foxy farce to tee up laughs

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE 'N' LOUD -

Moun­tain Lit­tle The­atre’s fi­nal show for the year is also a first – the pre­miere Aus­tralian sea­son of rol­lick­ing farce The Fox on the Fair­way. A true homage to farce, with many dou­ble-en­ten­dres and slam­ming of doors, the play weaves a twisted tale about love, in­trigue, club pol­i­tics, egos and golf. The plot, updated with an Aus­tralian back­drop, re­volves around ri­val club cap­tains ob­sessed with win­ning a lo­cal tour­na­ment. Penned by Ken Lud­wig and first pro­duced in 2010, The Fox on the Fair­way was writ­ten as a trib­ute to the great English farces of the 1930s and ’40s. The lo­cal stag­ing stars renowned Tam­borine comic Cath Buck­ley as ro­man­ti­cally de­prived vixen Muriel Bing­ham, with Peter Lan­caster as her hus­band, Henry. Henry’s arch-ri­val Dickie Bell, cap­tain of the op­pos­ing team, is played by Gavin Job­son, best-known for his role as the bum­bling Sergeant Plod in Tam­borine’s suc­cess­ful In­spec­tor Drake se­ries. Linda Simis­ter ( Dim­boola) plays Dickie’s es­tranged wife Pamela, with Jes­sica Ben­netts ( Steel Mag­no­lias) and Bron­son Ram­minger ( Nil by Mouth, Crash) as young lovers Louise and Justin. Di­rected by War­rick Bai­ley and Brian Franklin, you don’t have to be in­ter­ested in golf to en­joy The Fox on the Fair­way. Ta­ble seat­ing, BYO drinks and nib­bles. opens to­mor­row at Zamia The­atre, North Tam­borine, and plays Fri­days and Satur­days at 8pm un­til De­cem­ber 1, with a 2pm mati­nee on Novem­ber 24. Tick­ets are $18 adults and $15 con­ces­sions . Call 5545 2084 to book.

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