YOU’LL PROBABLY have to twist someone’s arm at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre to get a ticket to this, but “The Book Club” stars that unsinkable star of the stage, Amanda Muggleton, and she always hits the spot.Full of quips about her momentary nude role in “Shirley Valentine” and “Steaming,” Muggleton descended upon the Queanbeyan City Library in August to tell media about her present stage role as housewife and mother, Deborah, who is a bookaholic.
It’s a simple enough situation. Deborah’s youngest daughter has finally flown the nest and husband Wally is absent, playing golf and tennis. The ‘spice’ of Deborah’s real life is her book club, a place to enjoy the juicy gossip of her friends’ lives and relationships. But it all changes when a famous author joins the group for a study session, and an ensuing affair “takes her love of linguistics to a whole new level”. You can imagine.
Billed as “a hysterical peek behind the closed doors of suburbia,” the play is staged by one of Australia’s premier directors, Rodney Fisher.
I won’t be missing.
“The Book Club”, HIT Productions, at The Q, October, 3-5, bookings to 6285 6290 or theq.net.au