22 Nov – 7 Dec @ Stirling Theatre, Innaloo ·
Presented by Stirling Theatre ·
A dramatic massacre is about to occur at Stirling Theatre – but it’s not quite what you think. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s production of A Christmas Carol is a comedy about the horrors of stage stuff-ups, bloopers and blunders. Everything that could go wrong,does go wrong, as the evening unfolds with missed cues, forgotten lines and collapsing scenery.
Written by David McGillvray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, it comes from a series of plays about the fictional Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society trying to put on a production. Each show is filtered through the society’s unique blend of misplaced enthusiasm, ego, inappropriate casting and extremely bad acting.
The first of the series debuted at the 1976 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Pictured: The Christmas dinner scene goes awry when actors Peter Neaves, left, Nikki Di Camillo and Fran Gordon find the stage manager only put out one chair for them.