Tu­gun Theatre Com­pany turns to an­tic farce for its lat­est pro­duc­tion, which hits the stage to­mor­row night for a run through un­til March 1

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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

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