JOHN WOOD • NOELINE BROWN • MAX GILLIES
A BRAND NEW CLASSIC COMEDY
BY ANGUS FITZSIMONS (SENIOR MOMENTS)
A comedy tour de farce from three of Australia’s best loved performers.
Noeline Brown (The Naked Vicar Show), Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) and John Wood (Blue Heelers) are the entire cast of “Mono”; the brand new classic comedy by Angus FitzSimons (Senior Moments).
In the tradition of Joyce Grenfell, Alan Bennett and Bob Newhart comes “Mono”; with nine brilliant comic characters brought to life through hysterical monologues in 90 minutes of wit, fun and laughter.
What is “Mono” about? It’s about 90 minutes. It’s also about a hectoring Headmistress, a bad Bush Poet (and he don’t know it), a puzzled Policeman, a meandering Minister, a chaotic Conductor, a mindless “Mindfulness” teacher, a surreal Sotheby’s Auctioneer, and a very, very sozzled Mother of the Bride.
Noeline Brown, John Wood and Max Gillies in “Mono”.
Mono: Three Legends. One Show. Go!
Q1. Should I buy tickets to “Mono”? Answer: Yes
Q2. Should I buy tickets to a matinee or an evening show? Answer: You should.
Q3. Is this the original Max Gillies from “The Gillies Report”? Answer: We think so. He certainly looks and sounds like him, but then again Max was very good at impersonations.
Q4. Is “Mono” funny? Answer: It certainly is, often intentionally.
Q5. When is a door not a door? Answer: When it is ajar. (Honestly, you should know that one).
Q6. Will my husband enjoy the show? Answer: Who cares about him? You are the important one. In any case; all husbands enjoy complaining about things, so if he doesn’t like the show, at least he’ll like that.
Q7. Is Noeline Brown? Answer: No, she has a lovely fair complexion and is very sun conscious. (Natural blonde too, some people have all the luck.)
Q8. What does F.A.Q. stand for? Answer: F.A.Q.’d if I know.
Q9. Will I meet a tall dark stranger? Answer: No. This is just something that fortune tellers make up. We do foresee that you shall soon travel across water, but this might just involve stepping over a puddle, do not get your hopes up.
Q10. Does John Wood still see much of the cast of “Blue Heelers”? Answer: Indeed he does. In fact they get together most Sundays to perform complete episodes of “Rafferty’s Rules”. (Lisa McCune plays Rafferty; both she and her agent are brilliant.)
THE CRITICS RAVE: PRELIMINARY REVIEWS FOR MONO*
*Please note: many if not all reviews obtained by séance.
“Just brilliant! I wish I could write like this!” William Shakespeare (The Globe)
“A Hoot!” George Bernard Shaw (The Fabian)
“Ok if you like that sort of thing, but I preferred “Cats”” Oscar Wilde (The Sun)
“I wish more people would buy the Evening Standard!” (Evening Standard)
“The second most memorable night I have ever spent at the theatre!” Mary Todd Lincoln
“Pure filth!” Mrs Mary Whitehouse (Penthouse)
“Five Billion Stars!” Carl Sagan (Star Counters Monthly)
“It made me howl with laughter and smile in delight. I hated it!” Ingmar Bergman (Oslo Sulkers Weekly)
“Much better than Hamilton!” Aaron Burr (Federalist Papers)
“I will only do a blurb for “Mono” if you promise to leave me alone; I don’t know how you managed to get my bloody email in the first place!” Sir Tom Stoppard (TomsexyStoppardsexy@gmail.com)