Di Smith, in association with Arts on Tour, is gearing up to bring Wild Thing, written by the award-winning Susanne Hawley, to the Dubbo Regional Theatre next month.
This performance asks the question – How far would you go for a friend?
A provocative story for our times – this funny and poignant new Australian play is both a comedy and a tragedy.
A tale of sea eagles and pole dancing, of children and childhood dreams, of religion and rock ‘n roll. Most of all this is a tale of friendships that have stood the test of time.
Jackie, Elizabeth, Frances and Susan became besties at high school and find freedom in Swinging London a decade later. After that they carve out very different lives for themselves and don’t see each other as often, but always meet up once a year for the ‘Musketeer’s dinner’.
But this year is different.
Past sixty, older, but no wiser, the most radical member of the group is in crisis. To offer their support, the ‘Musketeers’ take Jackie back to her country home for a weekend – to relax and let their hair down.
What could possibly go wrong? What follows tests their friendship, their morals and their courage as never before. A final twist will change their lives forever.
“This heart-warming and bold play captures the essence of long-term friendships with themes around childhood dreams, life changes, ageing and working through a major moral dilemma,” Manager, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Linda Christof said.
“What makes this play believable is that the four Australian stalwarts of stage and television are best friends in real life as well. Being a Tuesday night, the 85 minute play without interval will finish before 9 pm with an opportunity to stay back for a 15 minute Q&A with the performers.’
Tickets are on sale now and can be booked on-line drtcc.com.au, by visiting the Box Office or calling (02) 6801 4378.