Harbour Theatre Presents...

THE SUNSHINE BOYS


By Neil Simon
Directed by Dale James


A Community Theatre Production arrangement with Origin™ Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Inc

EVENING @ 7:30pm
July 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28 & 29

MATINEE @ 2pm
July 23 & 30

The Sunshine Boys

Bookings


TAZ Entertainment
  08 9255 3336
  www.TAZTix.com.au

TICKET PRICES
A$25.50 Full
A$23.50 Concession
A$20.50 F/T Student/child <15 yrs
NOTE: Ticket fees apply
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At arrival to the theatre please present yourself to the Harbour Theatre Box Office
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There are NO REFUNDS and Harbour Theatre reserve the right to sell any unclaimed tickets or reservations not collected prior to curtain up

Community radio personality Dale James will be directing a Neil Simon classic THE SUNSHINE BOYS as the third production for Harbour Theatre’s 2017 theatre season.

A delightful revival of Neil Simon’s 1972 comedy about a pair of superannuated vaudevillians Al Lewis and Willie Clark otherwise known as The Sunshine Boys who, despite working together for 43 years, could not stand each other. What’s more they haven’t spoken since Al’s decision to quit the show 11 years ago leaving Willie, a die-hard New York showman to soldier on regardless.

The attempt by Ben, Willie’s nephew (played by Paul Cook), to get the obstinate duo back together one last time for a History of Comedy TV special makes for “one of the great comedies by one of the great American comic writers”. THE SUNSHINE BOYS was adapted for a 1975 movie with George Burns as Al and Walter Matthau as Willie for which George Burns won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Award winning actor Tom Rees who plays Willie says “I have been looking forward to playing the cantankerous and stubborn Willie as I am usually cast as the nice or quieter dapper old man. Neil Simon’s scripts are always brilliant and this play is a very funny but also tender reflection on age, getting older and losing one’s sense of identity through forced retirement rather than by choice.”

Best director award winner Dale James who is a familiar voice on Perth’s popular community radio and with over 30 years’ experience in Community Theatre, states she was drawn to this script as she has always been a fan of Neil Simon and enjoys comedy. She continues “THE SUNSHINE BOYS has not been performed for some time and am lucky to have a cast who understand the nuances of the script and are able to perform the roles with the right amount of comic timing and pathos”.

“Over the years I have directed for Garrick Theatre, Old Mill Theatre, Playlovers, Grads and the Old Mill however, this is my first time directing for Harbour Theatre and I am looking forward to the chance to bring Neil Simon’s fabulous comedy to the stage at Camelot?

Rex Gray who plays Al states “I am looking forward to working with Dale James who is a well- respected director and actor in community theatre. I enjoy comedy very much and the chance to perform in one of Neil Simon’s classic plays is something I have wanted to do for a long time.”

Supported by Maree Stedul, David Armstrong and David Bridge.





Venue

Mosman Park Memorial Hall (Camelot Theatre)
16 Lochee Street (cnr Solomon St)
MOSMAN PARK WA

A copy of the venue seating plan can be downloaded from here


Dates

EVENING: July 21, 22, 24, 26, 27, 28 & 29
Commencing at 7:30pm SHARP

MATINEE: July 23 & 30
Commencing at 2:00pm SHARP

NOTE: Doors open 45 minutes prior


Bookings

GENERAL PUBLIC
  08 9255 3336
  www.TAZTix.com.au

HARBOUR THEATRE MEMBERS
  08 9255 3336
  tazREMOVE@REMOVEtaztix.com.au
NOTE: Harbour Theatre Members can now book directly through TAZTix via phone or email (include "Harbour Theatre Member Booking" in the email subject line). Please state your Harbour Theatre Membership Number at the time of booking. Ticket fees DO NOT apply for Harbour Theatre Members, however if also booking for friends payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

AT THE DOOR
In Mosman Park and wanting to see a high quality community theatre product?
Then drop on by the theatre, however, we cannot guarantee availability on the night.
We accept CASH only at the door.



Coming up in 2017

On A First Name Basis
By Norm Foster
Directed by Peter Kirkwood & Nicola Bond
September 15-24

The Railway Children
By Mike Kenny
Directed by Jane Sherwood
December 1-10