Mother & Son by Geoffrey Atherden

  • $45 - $55

Geoffrey Atherden penned the first TV episodes of Mother & Son in 1984, creating an instant classic and award-winning TV series. Now he revisits his famous characters for the stage.

Julie McGregor and Christopher Truswell will take on the roles made famous by Ruth Cracknell and Garry McDonald in this nostalgic trip down “loss-of-memory lane”.

‘Mother & Son’ reinvigorates a treasured Australian comedy icon with Atherden’s distinctive brand of acerbic wit, mixing together the sweet, the sharp, the savage and the sad in Maggie and Arthur’s complex, dysfunctional relationship.

Arthur is at his wit’s end and desperate for some time away with his new girlfriend. But who will look after Maggie? While Arthur’s dentist brother Robert and his wife Liz claim they’d love to help, Liz has bigger fish to fry.

Is Robert having an affair with his hygienist? Will Arthur get away to pop the question? Will Maggie go on a trip of her own?

Vague but vicious and more arsenic than old lace, Maggie would have Arthur tied to her apron strings for life – if she could just remember where she put that apron!