Ron and Isobel
November 1975: The dismissal of the Whitlam government by the Governor-General has rocked the nation. Liberal voters feel vindicated and Gough supporters, they’re in kill mode.
“More dinner parties ended in uproar over that one than about the night the dingo took the baby.”
Still reeling from what’s befallen his beloved Gough, and anxious to placate his wife Isobel after a disastrous anniversary date, Ron invites new neighbours the Slaters around for supper. Ideal. Except his only son has a shock announcement, Isobel is Not Happy and Paul Slater is a fervent Fraser supporter.
Anna Lall’s bitter-sweet new comedy evokes a battle zone where two men joke and argue their way through their political grievances while two marriages are held up to intense scrutiny. It’s a night both couples will never forget.
Impressed by the insights these particular characters afforded…There is buoyancy here as well as understanding
-Chris Mead, Literary Director MTC.
Written by Anna Lall
Directed by Bruce Langdon
Performed by Justin Harris-Parslow, Kelly Nash, Taylor Smith-Morvell, Nadia Andary, Shannon Woollard.
Stage Manager & operator: Maureen White