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A Love Affair
15 Jun, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harbour Theatre invites you to come in from the cold and step into the home of Jimmy and Alice Diamond. The award winning romantic comedy A LOVE AFFAIR is Harbour Theatre’s second production for 2014 and their first at their new venue Camelot in Mosman Park.
Brimming with witty one liners together with hilarious and moving moments, A LOVE AFFAIR, directed by the Finley Award nominated director Trevor Dhu (The 39 Steps and On Golden Pond) is a heart-warming evening of theatre.
The semi-autobiographical play, written by Jerry Mayer (a former television writer for such classics as MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, and Bob Newhart), combines humour with insight about life, love and growing older. He also takes jabs at the fickle, youth-oriented television industry.
Featuring Ted Bull as Jimmy with Vickie Billingham as Alice A LOVE AFFAIR is an illuminating look at a long term relationship. Actions allow the Diamond’s to display what it takes to embody the heart and soul of a true love affair. During the play, the Diamonds observe and comment on the past and eventually confront their younger selves played by Maree Anderson and Glenn Scott both of whom have been recently involved in productions at Phoenix Theatre.
Throughout their lives, the Diamonds have come across a variety of people who have influenced their lives in one way or another. These characters are played by just one actor – a challenge for any actor but one that the talented Emily Lloyd who has recently been seen in Fringeworld 2014, achieves faultlessly.
As the Diamond’s clear out the attic of their Malibu home, because a turn of finances, they find themselves reliving the flawed masterpiece that is their marriage. Scenes of the older couple are seamlessly intertwined with scenes of their younger selves, as the play spans several decades and locations, going back and forth in time, between 1953 and 1991.
When asked what attracted him to direct this play, director Trevor Dhu states that “the script is snappy and the dialogue realistic and my talented cast ensure that audiences will truly care about these characters. I feel that it is the ideal play for our first production at our Harbour’s new venue at Camelot as it will appeal to adult audiences of any age.”
Author: Jerry Mayer
Director: Trevor Dhu