A Commercial Farce (2009)

Production still for "A Commercial Farce". L-R: Peter Houghton, Luke Ryan. Photographer: Jeff Busby

A Commercial Farce (2009)

By Peter Houghton

05 June 2009 – 27 June 2009 Beckett Theatre

Malthouse Theatre,

Commission New Writing Theatre World Premiere

Bill is an experienced theatre director on the verge of a nervous breakdown. With less than 24 hours until the curtain goes up, this production is unravelling fast. Enter Jules, the latest fresh-faced star of TV's Murder Squad. He's the name that's going to sell the tickets and without whom the show is doomed. But when Jules fails to comprehend the simplest of acting tasks (why he has to slip on the banana peel or remember his entrances), Bill's new mission becomes to painstakingly (and hilariously) teach his young pupil the very meaning of farce.

This production also toured in 2011, with Tim Potter replacing Luke Ryan.

Production still for "A Commercial Farce". L-R: Peter Houghton, Luke Ryan. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "A Commercial Farce". L-R: Peter Houghton, Luke Ryan. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "A Commercial Farce". L-R: Luke Ryan, Peter Houghton. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "A Commercial Farce". L-R: Peter Houghton, Luke Ryan. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "A Commercial Farce". L-R: Peter Houghton, Luke Ryan. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "A Commercial Farce". L-R: Luke Ryan, Peter Houghton. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Cast

Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton

Playwright, Actor

Luke  Ryan

Luke Ryan

Actor

Creatives

Aidan Fennessy

Aidan Fennessy

Director

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Ben Grant

Ben Grant

Sound Designer

Anna Cordingley

Anna Cordingley

Costume Designer, Set Designer

Darren Kowacki

Darren Kowacki

Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

A Malthouse Theatre commission.