It was officially announced yesterday that a brand new Australian musical-play will open at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre on 31 October brining satire, comedy (and sex) to the fore, for a limited season.
More Sex Please… We’re Seniors, written by John-Michael Howson (creator of Shout! and Dusty – The Original Pop Diva), is an affectionate nod to popular 1970s farce No Sex Please, We’re British, exploring Australia’s less inhibited culture and a golden generation confronting mortality with a glint in its eyes and a spring in its shuffle.
“More Sex Please… Wer’e Seniors is a small-scale musical with broad Australian comedy” said John-Michael Howson.
“The characters talk about anything and everything under the sun, and they sing satirical songs to explain their feelings about life in the senior zone. We don’t laugh at them. We laugh with them. After all, they could be your grandparents, parents, uncles or aunts or even,
someday, one day or sooner, you!”
Directed by Pip Muschin, the show will star notable TV and theatre actors Mark Mitchell, Jane Clifton, Michael Veitch, Tracy Harvey and Matt Quartermaine.
Described as a” joyously liberating play” set in the sunny and efficient confines of the Guantanamo Palms Retirement Village, More Sex Please… We’re Seniors revolves around two 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.
More Sex Please… We’re Seniors is a comedy packed full of familiar tunes, with a few new lyrics to boot!
It is understood that full national tour details will be announced shortly.
COMEDY THEATRE – FROM 31ST OCTOBER
Bookings ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 111 011