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Everyone’s favourite forgetful mum is back, 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.
‘Mother & Son’ by Geoffrey Atherden
Director – Aarne Neeme
Starring Julie McGregor as “Maggie” and Christopher Truswell as “Arthur”.
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, combining 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.
Retail Café - Open 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), the Retail Café offers patrons drinks and delicious food options.