JOHN WOOD • EMILY TAHENY • MAX GILLIES
A BRAND NEW CLASSIC COMEDY
BY ANGUS FITZSIMONS (SENIOR MOMENTS)
A comedy tour de farce from three of Australia’s best performers.
John Wood (Blue Heelers), Emily Taheny (Mad as Hell) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) 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.
Emily Taheny, John Wood and Max Gillies in “Mono”.
Mono: Three Brilliant Stars. One Wonderful 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. Was Emily Taheny really ‘Mad as Hell’? Answer: No, she was acting. Although she was quite stroppy once when Shaun Micallef deliberately took all the Shortbread Creams from the Arnott’s Family Assorted at afternoon tea. The man is a pig.
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.)