Four Flat Whites on tour

The Tribune (NZ) - - SAVOUR -

Roger Hall’s hugely suc­cess­ful com­edy, Four Flat Whites in Italy hits the road on a na­tional tour in May and June with an af­ter­noon per­for­mance in Palmer­ston North on May 20.

It prom­ises huge laughs and an evening of fun in 28 venues around the coun­try.

Venice! Rome! Tus­cany! It’s 2007 and, guide book in hand, re­tired li­brar­i­ans Ali­son and Adrian, are ex­cit­edly em­bark­ing on their long-awaited and care­fully saved-for Ital­ian trip of a life-time.

But when their best friends pull out at the last mo­ment, they find them­selves shar­ing their pre­cious hol­i­day with their neigh­bours – Harry, a wealthy plumber, and his new wife Judy.

As th­ese de­light­fully mis­matched cou­ples valiantly ne­go­ti­ate the pit-falls of a later-in-life OE, it’s not just the Ital­ians the in­trepid trav­ellers have to deal with – it’s also each other.

Adrian and Ali­son have a dark se­cret that is caus­ing them some strife and Harry, who loves his rugby, has a dream. But there are sur­prises in store.

Will the tri­als and tribu­la­tions of their cher­ished Ital­ian so­journ make or break our Kiwi quar­tet? Will the hol­i­day be heaven or hell, or both?

Blend­ing one-lin­ers with lots of laughs and as­tute ob­ser­va­tions Four Flat Whites in Italy is clas­sic Roger Hall as he again deftly satirises our man­ners, morals, loves and lusts in this highly-en­ter­tain­ing treat.

This sea­son of Four Flat Whites in Italy sees some fab­u­lous new faces in the line-up, bring­ing to­gether a great cast of tal­ented Kiwi ac­tors.

Fresh from their tour of Grease, Palmer­ston North’s Paul Bar­rett and Lyn­dee-Jane Rutherford will be joined by Phil Grieve and Hilary Nor­ris and di­rected by the un­stop­pable tal­ent, Geral­dine Bro­phy.

Four Flat Whites in Italy is pre­sented at the Re­gent on Broad­way on May 20 at 4pm. Book­ings at Tick­etDirect.

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