This time last year, The Too Friendly Theatre Company took us on an adventure to the races with their production of Amanda Whittington’s Ladies’ Day.
The play follows four fish plant workers who strike it rich while out to celebrate the retirement of a colleague.
The play was very funny with slick dialogue and so well received the company won the NODA Award for ‘Best Ensemble Performance’ in January.
Next month the girls return when the company stages their production of Whittington’s sequel, ‘Ladies Down Under’.
Director Cliff Gillies said “we have never done a sequel before but this script is as funny as the original, with the same wit and warmth that made Ladies’ Day so special.”
In Ladies Down Under, the fish plant ladies are coming to terms with their new found fortune on a trip to Australia to accompany Jan, whose burgeoning romance with factory foreman, Joe, runs as an undercurrent in the original play.
Joe is travelling around the antipodean paradise and the girls are set to meet up with him. But, as always, there is trouble in paradise and things don’t go according to plan.
Jane, Pearl, Shelley and Linda are faced with side-splitting situations, crazy characters and a trip to Uluru (Ayres Rock) that will mark a profound change in their relationship.
Tracey Holmes-Smith who plays the love-struck Jan indicated that the sequel is like coming home, saying: “We know the characters having played them previously, and being reunited with them is like welcoming back an old friend.”
Performed in Ormskirk Civic Hall, audiences are sure to find themselves thrust into the action. The Too Friendly is famed for its unique staging of ensemble plays. You may find yourself on Bondi Beach or snuggling down under the stars with the girls in the outback.
From October 9-11 and tickets are available from 01704 541306 priced just £7.50