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May 19, 2021

It’s my party

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Ron Patterson (Hugh Brophy) has been told he has three months to live. On his last day he calls his family together for the final hours of his life.

Secrets are revealed and twisted by the family as a large clock in the background ticks loudly.

The three adult children (Clayton Wetherall as Michael, Margi Tudor as Debbie and Kristy-Lee Campton as Karen) have their own sibling conflicts and mother (Natalie Trengove) tries to hold the family together as it slowly unravels out of her grip.

The cast performances are powerful and intense under the pressure of dealing with the themes of death, prejudice and family dysfunction.

Playwright Elisabeth Coleman has written many Australian plays and for TV shows such as Seachange and Bed of Roses. It’s my party… went off Broadway in 1999 and is the second Coleman play produced by TTC – Secret’s Bridesmaids Business was a huge success for TTC in 2013.

The show is on at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre and runs until May 4. Cabaret seating and tickets are $18 for adults.

Concessions and discount group bookings are available. Book online at www.tweedtheatre.com.au
Facebook photos and  facebook.com/tweedtheatrecompany.



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