Foxy farce to tee up laughs
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.