All set for holiday hilarity

Rob Lister, as Pierce, and Mark Moore, as Parkes, in a scene from Caravan.

Rob Lister, as Pierce, and Mark Moore, as Parkes, in a scene from Caravan.

Frankston Theatre Group’s set builders are used to creating some extremely varied and often very strange environments for its actors to perform in, but its next production is one of the oddest.  

The name of the play gives it away:  Caravan. So, complete with treacherously low lintels, construction has commenced on a caravan at the group’s facility in Frankston. A big enough task, but this particular caravan has to be deconstructed and rebuilt at the Mount Eliza Community Centre!

Within its confines, a cast of six will tell the story of Parkes the pernickety caravan owner and his desperately smiling wife with a guilty secret, who are joined by their friends Rodney and Monica Rice, serial despisers of caravanning. Then their friend Pierce arrives with his youngest girlfriend yet, the lovely flowerchild Gwendolyn.  What could possibly go wrong? Well, the weather for a start. The rain begins to pour, as does the brandy; secrets leak, as does the caravan; and the hilarity starts.  

You can get your discounted tickets by using the code FF-CARAVAN to get a huge 20 per cent off your tickets through trybooking or when calling 1300 665 377.

If, perchance, you fancy treading the boards yourself, Frankston Theatre Group’s next production is Yes Prime Minister with all the usual suspects, and the auditions will be held on Sunday, April 7, from 2-5pm, and Monday, April 8, from 7-9pm.  Call the production co-ordinator on 0423 186 098 to book your audition.

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