Cairns playwright Tony Robertson has created three very sweet, funny characters you can't help warming to. Mix this with a cast made in heaven, beautiful direction from Andrea Moor and an amazing set, lighting and sound design and you have the delightful 'Intimacy'.
Errol is single, living with his mother and working part time as a spruiker. He’s searching for love in all the wrong places.
Alison is Errol's mother, she's still holding out hope that Errol will grow into his father's shoes, if only she could remember where she left them!
Meet Melody, a self professed 'clothes whisperer', she works at Lowes. When she's around the world is shinier. She just might be the key to this romantic comedy.
DIRECTED BY Andrea Moor //
DESIGNER Bruce McKinven // LIGHTING DESIGNER Ben Hughes // COMPOSER & SOUND
DESIGNER Tony Brumpton, Tone Black Productions // DRAMATURG Peter Matheson // FEATURING Peta Cooke,
Susan Prince & Anthony Ring
RATED M15+ (mild coarse language and adult themes)
What some of the audience had to say...
"Hilarious... I'd see it again!"
"What a great performance on Friday...absolutely loved the show. The set and direction were excellent and the cast superb. Well done again JUTE"
"Anthony was amazing, the script was intensely stimulating, a kaleidoscope of emotions & very entertaining"
"Great actors, set & script."
"Great northern flavour. I can see this being part of the Brisbane festival."
"Grabbed [me] both intellectually & emotionally. The content and sub-content.. LOVE."
"Intimacy = Witty, poignant, romance Vs. Life"
"This is a new play written by Cairns playwright Tony Robertson, a one-act, which seems exactly the right length, as it is interesting and enjoyable from beginning to end. It has universal themes of love and intimacy, old-age and dementia, life’s expectations and disappointments, death and grief, yet it is handled with a light touch; with comedy, imbued with just the right amount of pathos, and directed by Andrea Moor with professionalism and style. JUTE’s Intimacy is a thoroughly entertaining play, not to be missed. " READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE (Reviewer: Denise Carter, The Cairns Post, 14 June 2012)
From the Artistic Director - Suellen’s serving suggestion
The second production in our 20th season 'Intimacy' by Cairns Playwright Tony Robertson, is especially for lovers of chocolate and romantic comedy (a natural combination). Think the old classics - When Harry Met Sally, You’ve got Mail, and you are in the right territory - charming, funny, makes you feel like you’re falling in love for the first time!
Cairns playwright Tony Robertson has created three very sweet, funny characters and you can't help warming to them. Errol is a bit of a loser, but then Melody literally walks into his life and everything changes. Of course like all the best romantic comedies, there is an obstacle, a misunderstanding and the question, will these two get together again and how?
Mix this with a cast made in heaven, including one of my favourite actors, Susan Prince, in the hilarious role of Alison (Errol’s mum). The icing on top of this delightful production is the beautiful direction from Andrea Moor teamed with an amazing set, lighting and sound design.
Go on treat yourself, bring some chocolate, hold hands with your loved one or your mum, or make it a girls night out and settle in for an evening of sweet romance and laughter.
What you’ll get: a classic romantic comedy with a twist.
1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ROMANTIC COMEDY?
There are two - Grosse Point Blank and Amelie.
2. HOW DID YOU BECOME A PLAYWRIGHT?
I worked as an actor and director for a repertory touring company for ten years. Sometimes we would perform five times a day. If I wasn’t learning lines I was rehearsing, doing character analysis, directing or reading plays. It was quite an intense emersion in “drama as a lifestyle” for want of a better term. Eight months of every year touring and three months studying at our base in L.A. or Sydney. After 10 years I took a long hiatus only to discover that theatre is what I like doing best. Writing was the logical next step. I could work full time to pay the bills while writing in my spare time. 4 years ago I sent a play off to JUTE, was delighted to be accepted into their Enter Stage Write programme. INTIMACY has been two and a half years in the development process and I’m very excited to see it make it to a professional stage.