The Book Club
By Rodney Fisher from the play by Roger Hall
2013 National Tour
May 4 – November 9, 2013 – 17.5 week tour to 33 venues in NSW, QLD, NT, WA & VIC
Kensington, Surfers Paradise, Ipswich, Brisbane, Logan, Thuringowa, Darwin, Carnarvon, Perth, Bruce Rock, Mandurah, Kalamunda, Thornlie, Albany, Perth (return season), Dubbo, North Gosford, Sutherland, Narrabri, Tamworth, Chatswood, Tenterfield, Cleveland, Queanbeyan, Hamilton, Portland, Colac, Wonthaggi, Upwey, Brisbane (return season- diff venue), Margaret River, Kalamunda (return season), Perth (return season)
A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions
When her last child leaves home Deborah, an avid reader and a self-confessed ‘bookaholic’ has some time on her hands, joins a book club and in doing so changes her life. It’s exactly the same as any other book club – its members read the same works and take part in lively debate, although sometimes the book is forgotten when some of the group haven’t read it or there’s a juicy piece of gossip to dissect. But the club slips into the background when Deborah’s fantasy of an affair with a real writer becomes a reality.
During her hilarious story we meet her husband Wally, a lawyer who is in training to run a marathon, the somewhat inept lover Michael and the members of the club. Real drama is averted by a comic resolution when Deborah returns to solid reality.
“Sharply observed social realism that offers the pleasures of recognition to its audience.”
The Age, Melbourne
Deborah: Amanda Muggleton
Playwright: Roger Hall
Director & Set Designer: Rodney Fisher
Lighting Designer: Sian James-Holland
Sound Designer: Max Lyandvert