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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

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