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Theatre Review: Happy Birthday

With Tea Tree Players’ usual excellent set, complete with 80’s styling, this comedy by Marc Camoletti looks good.


Presented by Tea Tree Players

Reviewed 7 April 2021

The Players are back in their theatre and performances are back on, but with restrictions. Covid has taken its toll on all things but theatre has felt it deeply and we are not back to normal yet. However, have no fear Tea Tree Players are taking great care of their audiences.

With their usual excellent set, complete with 80’s styling, this comedy by Marc Camoletti looks good. The adaptation by Beverley Cross has some fun dialogue and the cast do it justice. Keiran Dorst as Robert, and Adrian Heness as Bernard, have mateship sown up and bounce off each other really well. Playing the wife, Chanelle Le Roux gives her character some fire and manages to cover the full gambit of emotions as she wavers from Bernard’s wife to Robert’s mistress. Ruses and cover-ups abound with a good mixing of mistaken identity.

The two Brigits, Alicia Foster as Bernard’s mistress and Selena Carr as the unsuspecting casual maid provide the excitement. With confused sleeping arrangements and muddled ownership of fur coats they keep the plot interesting. Carr’s madcap antics and Foster’s aloofness define their characters well.

This is obviously the start of another fine season for Tea Tree Players and as restrictions ease, I’m sure they will go from strength to strength.

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @franeds

Venue: Tea Tree Players Theatre
Season: 7-24 April
Duration: 2.5 hr
Tickets: $15-$17

Bookings: www.teatreeplayers.com
Box office phone : 8289 5266

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