DUETS: By Peter Quilter

Cast: Noeline Brown, Barry Creyton; Director Sandra Bates; Designer Anna Ilic; Lighting Designer Bernie Tan.

A gloriously funny examination of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener.

Four sets of characters, four crucial moments; Jonathon and Wendy are on a blind date and hope their bad taste is only in their clothing and not in a prospective partner; Gary is gay and Janet wishes he wasn't; Shelly and Bobby are divorcing on a holiday in Spain but drunk on emotion; Angela is about to marry for the third time and brother Toby hates the dress, the groom, the party and only wants the best for her-really.

All played by two brilliant comic actors, Barry Creyton and Noeline Brown in a fast, furious and hilarious tribute to humankind directed by Sandra Bates. If you like Neil Simon -you'll love this!

Noeline Brown and Barry Creyton first performed together on stage in a Phillip St Revue titled What's New? 47 years ago in 1962.

Their legendary comedy partnership continued when they made their television debut together in The Mavis Bramston Show two years later in 1964. During the late seventies they starred together on television in Blankety Blanks and on stage in The Naked Vicar Show.

Then a decade later in 1987, they appeared together in the Ensemble Theatre's premiere production of Double Act written by Barry for the two of them and directed by Sandra, which then toured to Victoria and Tasmania.

In 2007 Barry returned from his home in LA to appear with Noeline in the acclaimed Australian Premiere production of Peter Quilter's Glorious! also directed by Sandra, and he is thrilled to be back in Sydney working with the same team for the Australian Premiere of Duets, Peter Quilter's latest play, which has previously had seasons in Europe and the USA.

"A collage of relationship vignettes...beautifully rendered and emotionally satisfying...Duets is a play to be treasured." Atlanta's Theater Review

"Brown's consummate timing and radiant warmth are easily in command of the humour... Teaming Brown with Creyton gives the director Sandra Bates moment upon moment of long-honed rapport and effortless execution of comic nuance." - Sydney Morning Herald

'Duets' played at the Ensemble Theatre, Sydney from August to October in 2009. See a video on YOUTUBE

Last updated 22/5/13

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