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The ac­claimed off-broad­way play Mar­jorie Prime is com­ing to Noosa as part of this year’s NOOSA alive! pro­gram. Pre­sented in as­so­ci­a­tion with the En­sem­ble Theatre in Syd­ney, it prom­ises to be a high­light of The J theatre se­ries with three per­for­mances only.

Writ­ten by Jor­dan Har­ri­son (writer of the Net­flix hit Orange Is The New Black) and nom­i­nated for the Pulitzer Prize, Mar­jorie Prime is a coup for NOOSA alive! show­cas­ing some of Aus­tralia’s finest ac­tors, in­clud­ing Aus­tralian theatre leg­end Mag­gie Dence as Mar­jorie.

Mar­jorie Prime delves into a world of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, ro­bot­ics and vir­tual as­sis­tants but through the lens of the ev­ery­day, the ev­ery woman and fam­ily.

It re­veals the ben­e­fits and joys that tech­nol­ogy could bring but also the pos­si­ble heartache: the im­pres­sion we leave on oth­ers, the de­tails we re­mem­ber, the stories we re-craft and the love we’re lucky to ex­pe­ri­ence.

This is a play for all de­mo­graph­ics, for those who are in­ter­ested in the ways in which we rely on tech­nol­ogy and also for any­one who loves great theatre or great writ­ing.

Dence is one of our most pro­lific and ac­claimed stage ac­tors, play­ing comic char­ac­ter Mavis Bram­ston in one of Aus­tralia’s ear­li­est com­edy TV shows, The Naked Vicar, and is also the char­ac­ter of Dorothy Burke in Neigh­bours.

“Mar­jorie Prime is a four han­der. I play Mar­jorie and there is my daugh­ter, my hus­band and Wal­ter – the holo­gram,” she said.

“The story is a bit of a mys­tery I think, a fam­ily saga about re­la­tion­ships.

“This is a warm and charm­ing play with a re­ally in­ter­est­ing twist that au­di­ences will love!

“And the di­rec­tor and cast are fab­u­lous, I’m so look­ing for­ward to the play and also vis­it­ing and per­form­ing in Noosa.”

Lucy Bell, who plays Mar­jorie’s daugh­ter Tess, and Richard Sy­den­ham, who plays Mar­jorie’s son-in-law Jon, are also well known.

Bell played the lead role in the TV se­ries Mur­der Call for many years as well as key roles in Love Child, A Place to Call Home and All Saints.

Ac­tor Jake Speer plays Wal­ter – the holo­gram. Speer is a grad­u­ate of NIDA and dur­ing his train­ing made a mem­o­rable im­pact as Richard in Shake­speare’s Richard III, amongst other roles. Fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion he has been a se­ries reg­u­lar on Home & Away play­ing Os­car Maguire, and has ap­peared in other pro­duc­tions and se­ries.

Book at or

The J Noosa on 5329 6560. The play is on July 24-25.


The play will be a high­light of this year’s NOOSA alive! pro­gramme. Mar­jorie Prime

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