MORE SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SENIORS A new musical comedy about age-old concerns, proving that laughter is the best medicine By John-Michael Howson
MORE SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SENIORS! is an uplifting, ultimately tender work about deeply identifiable characters who cherish life no matter its conflicts and defeats. Time might be running out for the combative and loving couples but their get up and go shows no signs of waning, nor do they lack the fire in the belly that rallies people to a great cause. This musical comedy is packed with familiar tunes and is playing a Melbourne-only season at the Comedy Theatre from 31 October, tickets, dining and hotel packages are on sale now!
WITH a wink and a nod to the popular 1970's farce No Sex Please, We're British, John-Michael Howson puts his own hilarious spin on Australia's less inhibited culture and a golden generation confronting mortality with a glint in its eyes and a spring in its shuffle. Directed by Pip Mushin and featuring TV and theatre stars Mark Mitchell, Jane Clifton, Michael Veitch, Tracy Harvey and Matt Quartermaine, MORE SEX PLEASE, WE'RE SENIORS! is a joyously liberating play set in the sunny and efficient confines of the Guantanamo Palms Retirement Village.
The play centres on two very different married couples, Roy and Myra, Mac and Joan, who are intent on making the most out of life even though the world is changing faster than they can keep pace, what with anti-social media, Facebook and "Twatter". There's an awful lot of things for them to talk about and to get off their chests - ailments, marriage, politics, sex, Christmas, greed, global warming, celebrities, family and travel, not least having to deal with the outbursts of offspring upset that their inheritance money is being recklessly squandered. The play takes aim at those who see no value in “grey power” and are quick to relegate seniors to the scrap heap. Beneath all the frivolity, banter and cleverly re-worded songs is a love story about longevity and the romance of youthful aspiration.
Who knew that getting to a ripe old age could be this much fun. Forget your aches and pains for a show that affirms laughter IS the best medicine.