From the team that brought you Shirley Valentine and Always . . . Patsy Cline comes a show that’s been a hit in 28 countries around the world. My Brilliant Divorce sees star Mandi Lodge and award-winning director Denny Lawrence once again combining their talents. This time it’s to present a funny, heartfelt story about Angela, who is trying to ‘take charge’ after a divorce from her lying, cheating husband — a divorce that shocked her, but which everybody else around her knew she was hurtling towards. It’s a funny, contemporary story with heart.
With one in three Australian marriages ending in divorce, this is a highly relevant topic that is skillfully tackled by leading playwright Geraldine Aron. Mandi says she’s enjoying the demands of taking on a challenging issue using wit and honesty. “As with any upheaval, people can find funny things happen amongst the drama, and it is those lighter moments that help us get through and find perspective. Our show works as either a funny, heartful time in the theatre or it can give people a chance to recognise the ups and downs of divorce and hopefully feel a bit better about those moments and laugh at some of the sillier stuff that goes on.”
My Brilliant Divorce will be performed on Saturday, September 14, at 7.30pm. Tickets are $27-$59 and can be booked online on thefac.com.au, over the phone on 9784 1060 or in person at Frankston Arts Centre.
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
T: 9784 1060