IN LAUGHS OF LUXURY
Tugun Theatre Company turns to antic farce for its latest production, which hits the stage tomorrow night for a run through until March 1
irector Mark Fell is well acquainted with Tugun Theatre Company’s latest production, Love’s a Luxury.
The theatre all-rounder appeared in the play six years ago in Brisbane and says he’s excited to put his own spin on the classic English farce.
Fell says his familiarity with the “very fast and wordy” play makes his direction precise.
“The poor cast have been drilled. I have a high attention to detail,” he says.
The local production, which opens tomorrow night, stars Jim Fury, Bill Cox, Peter Barret, Elizabeth Seidl, Jean Watson, Christine Kenward, Brock Dunstan and Jay-Louise Clark.
The frenzied farce touches on marital misunderstandings, mistaken identities and female impersonation.
Fell says Love’s a Luxury follows the story of troubled couple Mr and Mrs Pentwick, who head to the country for a holiday to repair a marriage.
“The calamity of errors and mistaken identities is what makes it such a hilarious farce,” he says.
Featuring classic one-liners and typical English humour, Fell says the audience will relate to Love’s a Luxury.
“They sure are in for a good laugh,” he says.
Fell has enjoyed working with his talented cast.
“There’s a couple of veterans and a few new people as well,” he says.
Love’s a Luxury plays Tugun Theatre, Thursdays to Saturdays until March 1.
The cast of Love’s a Luxury