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High Wycombe couple in bedroom farce

HIGH Wycombe teacher Joseph Isaia is hitting the stage as middle-aged philanderer Brian in the Garrick Theatre’s adulterous, suburban comedy Touch and Go and Echo News has a double free pass to give away.

Mr Isaia said every great farce started with a lie and audiences could expect plenty of them for the Guildford theatre’s final show of the year.

“When Brian takes up jogging, his wife Hilary is not surprised,” he said.

“She has often told him he should exercise more after all the business lunches he consumes.

“But when Brian is ostensibly running round the park, he is in fact with his attractive girlfriend Wendy in his good friend George’s flat.

“And while Brian is visiting Wendy, helpful George is having his own dalliance with Brian’s wife Hilary.”

Mr Isaia said it was all plain sailing until George’s wife Jessica arrived home early from a business trip.

“Jessica returns from a business trip to America a day early and thinks Wendy is the cleaning lady, but Brian tells her she’s a Red Cross nurse,” she said.

“This is the start of a confusion that continues throughout this side-splittingly funny play.

“It is a madcap role that requires comic timing, and is a foil to the antics of the others who are trying madly to escape the discovery of their infidelities.”

Mr Isaia said one of the biggest challenges for him in his role as Brian, was that his real-life wife Kylie Isaia was cast as Hilary.

Mrs Isaia said the cleverly-scripted play was a unique opportunity to work alongside her husband.

Touch and Go is showing at the Garrick Theatre on November 24, 25, 26, 27 and December 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Matinees on November 27 and December 4 at 2pm. Adults $20, concession $17. Bookings 9378 1990 or email bookings@garricktheatre.asn.au

About Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards – Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

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