Essendon Theatre Company


Old Actors Never Die…They Simply Lose the Plot!

By Lynn Brittney
Directed by Alex McMurray and Dawn Hinrichsen


The Mount Home for Retired Theatricals is an unusual place – more like a country house hotel than a home for the elderly. As Juliet Sullivan says “Waited on hand and foot – no meals to prepare – beds made. Heaven!” And the manageress positively encourages residents to carry on working as long as they can.

So when Walter Neville (small part veteran of 212 films) arrives, he is overjoyed to find some of his best friends in residence. All is well until the serial womaniser husband of three of the residents (Mrs Sullivan 1, 2 and 3) goes missing – apparently on the run from Russian gangsters. The ladies decide that “He who pays the bills” must be rescued – but how to go about it?

What follows is a truly daft journey into the world of eccentric luvvies that provides some of the best comic roles for senior actors you are ever likely to come across!


15 – 18 March and 22 – 24 March 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

9 Bradshaw Street, Essendon

(Entry off Buckley St)


Phyllida Sullivan – Margaret Rawlinson

Jules Sullivan – Michelle Tanner

Rebecca Sullivan – Vicki Coates

Walter Neville – Michael Bentley

Danny Stiller – Donal Taylor

Edmund Sullivan – Peter Spowart

Marcia – Del Barwick

Ann Thompson – Leanne Conn

Mike Molinsky – Gilbert Gauci

Dimitri – Luke Smith

Irena – Ana Della Rocca


Ticket prices: $20 adult; $18 Concession

CASH ONLY Payments at the door



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