DOC­TOR ON THE SPOT

Wanneroo Times - - Lifestyle -

KIN­ROSS res­i­dent Gordon Park is ap­pear­ing in a fast and fre­netic farce at Wanneroo’s Lime­light The­atre this month.

Writ­ten by Ray Cooney and di­rected by Su­san Vin­cent, It Runs In The Fam­ily is set in a hospi­tal com­mon room at Christ­mas and fo­cuses on a self-im­por­tant neu­rol­o­gist.

Played by Park, Dr Mor­ti­more is just about to give the lec­ture of his ca­reer, which has a knight­hood de­pend­ing on it, when a for­mer nurse bursts in with the news he is the fa­ther of a teenage son.

The emo­tion­ally un­bal­anced son, un­der ar­rest for drunk driv­ing, is now in the hospi­tal’s re­cep­tion look­ing for his long-lost par­ent.

“Dr Mor­ti­more knows if news about his son breaks out it will be the end of his mar­riage, his chances of as­pir­ing to be head physi­cian and the knight­hood,” Park said.

“And so be­gins a fran­tic at­tempt to hide the facts from all those around him.”

Park said Lime­light The­atre was keen to do an­other farce by Cooney af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s pro­duc­tion of Run For Your Wife.

“It Runs In The Fam­ily had a very suc­cess­ful run in Lon­don’s West End, so we felt it was the nat­u­ral choice,” he said.

“Hav­ing worked with Su­san Vin­cent be­fore, I knew that with her great tal­ent for di­rect­ing com­edy farces it would be a very funny and en­joy­able pro­duc­tion to be in­volved in.”

Other lo­cal ac­tors in­clude Wood­vale’s Oliver Bourne who plays the son Les­lie, Mindarie’s Peter Boylen, Burns Beach res­i­dent Chris Juckes and Cather­ine Dunn and Colleen Hop­kins, of Kings­ley.

Dr Mor­ti­more (Gordon Park) with son Les­lie (Oliver Bourne) and nurse Jane Tate (Fiona Forster).

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