Presents Elizabeth Coleman's 'It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want to'

Bendigo-based company, Synchronicity presents Elizabeth Coleman’s black Aussie comedy It’s My Party and I’ll die if I want to.

“Party” is best described as a cross between The Castle and Fawlty Towers. The play opens with Ron Patterson facing the audience:

RON:   “At ten twenty-three pm on 1st March my doctor gave me three months to live. By my calculations, that leaves me with exactly, one hundred and eleven minutes. So Dawn’s invited the kids around for party pies and pavlova.”

Ron’s wife Dawn, was only told at lunch time that her husband will be dying, so she’s made a head-start on the bubbly to try and cope.
The three kids (dutifully) turn up. They’ve all got secrets. Should they finally tell Dad, or should they leave it for another day?

And Ted the Undertaker will turn up in Act Two.
TED:     “Perhaps you could take me to the deceased.”
RON:    “I’m the deceased.”
TED:     “But you’re not deceased.”
RON:    “I won’t be deceased until ten twenty-three.”
TED:     “Guess I’ll just have to wait then.”

There will be a complimentary glass of champagne for each attendee so you can toast Ron as be bids his earthly life farewell.

Warning: Due to the mature themes and language, this show is not recommended for children under 15 years.


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  • 8:00PM Thu 1 Jun 2017
  • 8:00PM Fri 2 Jun 2017
  • 2:00PM Sat 3 Jun 2017
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