Mother & Son

Mother & Son

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She’s back!  Everyone’s favourite forgetful mum and she’s headed to a theatre near you! From the creator of the hit TV series comes a delightful stage comedy featuring Maggie, Arthur, Robert and Liz.

Geoffrey Atherden penned the first episodes of ‘Mother & Son’ in 1984 creating an instant classic. Many years later he has done it again!

Julie McGregor and Christopher Truswell will take on the roles made famous by Ruth Cracknell and Garry McDonald in this nostalgic trip down “loss-of-memory lane”.

‘Mother & Son’ reinvigorates a treasured Australian comedy icon with Atherden’s distinctive brand of acerbic wit, mixing together the sweet, the sharp, the savage and the sad in Maggie and Arthur’s complex, dysfunctional relationship.

This freshened version of the beloved Logie Award-winning show finds long-suffering second son Arthur Beare hoping for the chance to finally take his new flame Anita away on a little holiday.

His only chance for a break however involves recruiting help from his successful but selfish brother Robert – but the firstborn favourite has enough on his hands. The philandering dentist has been doing distinctly unhygienic things with his hygienist – and when his wife finds out.

Arthur’s troubles double as Robert lands on the doorstep. It doesn’t help that manipulative Maggie is in fine form and sabotaging Arthur’s chances of romance at every turn.

By Geoffrey Atherden. Director – Aarne Neeme. Starring Julie McGregor as “Maggie” and Christopher Truswell as “Arthur”.

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Pre-order Antipasto Platters

Antipasto Platters

    • $18 Antipasto Platter
    • $12 Trio of Dips Platter
    • $25 Hot Finger Food Platter
    • Why not make your experience complete and enjoy one of our amazing platters?

      Platters are available to pre-order online and limited platters will be available to purchase pre-show and at interval (if applicable), until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.

      Antipasto Platter Gouda, Smoked Cheese, Brie, Cheddar, Apricots, Dates, Olives, Cocktail Onions, Gherkins, Salami, Kabana and Crackers (GF and vegetarian options available).

      Trio of Dips 3 individual dip options served with fried tortilla chips (GF options available).

      Hot Finger Food Platter for 2 Chef’s selection of 5 items. Selection will vary on seasonal change.

      Pre-order cut-off: Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend, then cut-off is Friday before the event at 12pm.

      Collection at the event: Platters will be available for collection at the Bar.

      Buy at the event: Limited platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (if applicable) until sold out.

      Please note: You are not able to take food into the Auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue one hour prior to the show, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it.  Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval Drinks table at interval (if applicable).

    Accessibility
    Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.

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    Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777. All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

    Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

    Companion Cards
    Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

    MECC Card 2020

    Your membership entitles you to purchase 4x tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.

    Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.

    When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:  

    - Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
    - Be the first to know about special offers

Purchase Tickets

4 July, 2020
07:30 pm
MECC Auditorium
$42 Adult
$38 Friend/MECC Card
$38 Concession
$22 Student
$22 Child
$35 Group 6+

$2.60 Optional Mailing Fee per transaction
$2.60 Phone Transaction Fee per transaction