Noeline Brown and Barry Creyton are set to light up the stage at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre from later this month in Duets.
Four sets of characters, four crucial moments; Jonathon and Wendy are on a blind date and hope their bad taste is only in their clothing and not in a prospective partner; Gary is gay and Janet wishes he wasn’t; Shelly and Bobby are divorcing on a holiday in Spain but drunk on emotion; Angela is about to marry for the third time and brother Toby hates the dress, the groom, the party and only wants the best for her—really. All are played by two brilliant comic actors, Noeline Brown and Barry Creyton in a fast, furious and hilarious tribute to humankind directed by Sandra Bates. If you like Neil Simon – you’ll love this!
Noeline Brown and Barry Creyton first performed together on stage in a Phillip St Revue titled What’s New? 47 years ago in 1962. Their legendary comedy partnership continued when they made their television debut together in The Mavis Bramston Show two years later in 1964. During the late seventies they starred together on television in Blankety Blanks and on stage and tv in The Naked Vicar Show.
A decade later in 1987, they appeared together in the Ensemble Theatre’s premiere production of Double Act written by Barry for the two of them and directed by Sandra, which then toured to Victoria and Tasmania. Two decades later, in 2007 Barry returned from his home in LA to appear with Noeline in the acclaimed Australian Premiere production of Peter Quilter’s Glorious! also directed by Sandra and he is thrilled to be back in Sydney working with the same team for the Australian Premiere of Duets, Peter Quilter’s latest play, which has just had seasons in Europe, NZ and the USA.
The play is also scheduled for seasons in 2009/2010 in Poland, South Africa, the Philippines, Canada and Argentina.
Duets opens at the Ensemble Theatre on August 27, with previews commencing on August 20. Bookings: (02) 9929 0644.