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Old Actors Never Die…They Simply Lose the Plot!

15 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
Essendon Theatre Co.

VDL Awards Entry: 2018

Author: Lynn Brittney

Director: Alex McMurray & Dawn Hinrichsen

Agent: Origin TM Theatrical, On behalf of PlayStage


The Mount Home for Retired Theatricals is an unusual place – more like a country house hotel than a home for the elderly. As Juliet Sullivan says ‘Waited on hand and foot – no meals to prepare – beds made. Heaven!’ And the manageress positively encourages residents to carry on working as long as they can.

So when Walter Neville (small part veteran of 212 films) arrives, he is overjoyed to find some of his best friends in residence. All is well until the serial womaniser husband of three of the residents (Mrs Sullivan 1, 2 and 3) goes missing – apparently on the run from Russian gangsters. The ladies decide that ‘He who pays the bills’ must be rescued – but how to go about it?

What follows is a truly daft journey into the world of eccentric luvvies that provides some of the best comic roles for senior actors you are ever likely to come across!


Start Date: 15 Mar 2018

End Date: 24 Mar 2018

Performance Times:

15 – 18 March and 22 – 24 March 2018
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Ticket Prices:

Ticket prices: $20 Adult; $18 Concession
Payment by CASH ONLY at the door

Bookings: Phone/SMS 0422 029 483 or book online at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au or https://www.trybooking.com/345165

Theatre Address:

Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040