Woy Woy Little Theatre is about to present a David Williamson play after a gap of several years.
The theatre company’s latest production, David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury, is due to open this week. “Our last Williamson was Operator, before that there was Influence, After the Ball, Money and Friends, Travelling North,” president Ms Christine Vale said. “Really, Mr Williamson’s canon of plays is well represented in the Little Theatre archives,” she said.
Australia’s most successful playwright’s 2012 offering, When Dad Married Fury, is due to open on Friday, March 10, at the Peninsula Theatre. Director Ms Terry Collins said she was blessed with a magnificent cast including leads Andy Kabanoff as 70 year old multi-millionaire Alan and Kellie Martin as Fury. “Both are brilliant with their delivery and timing,” Ms Collins said. “It’s a joy to watch them spar with each other in their roles,” she said.
“But the supporting cast is where true talent lies. “There are Alan’s two boys, Ian and Ben, played by Steve Pearson and Rowan Cowley, their wives Sue and Laura, Susannah Bonnor and Louise Sullivan and Annie Bilton as Judy, whose husband recently committed suicide after losing the family fortune when he followed Alan’s financial advice. “It’s Williamson at his best” He wasn’t well a number of years ago and his writing suffered but When Dad Married Fury is a return to form.
“The very greedy characters have to face up to the fact that dad’s millions could go to his new trophy wife – half his age – as there’s no pre-nup because Fury thought such an agreement ‘wouldn’t be romantic’”. There are lots of laughs in this black comedy about family loyalty and new beginnings. David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury, directed by Terry Collins, will play at Woy Woy’s Peninsula Theatre for 10 performances over three weekends. Bookings can be made through the Woy Woy Little Theatre website: woywoylt.com.au Dates: Friday, March 10, 17 and 24 at 8pm; Saturday, March 11, 18 and 25 at 8pm March 11, 18 & 25; a Saturday matinee on March 25 at 2pm; and Sunday, March 12, 19 and 26 at 2pm. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for concession and $8 for children up to 16 years.
Media release, 27 Feb 2017 David Wicks, Woy Woy Little Theatre Company