Actress Sonia Todd (McLeod’s Daughters, Home and Away) returns to the stage alongside her real life husband Rhett Walton as a feuding high profile political couple in an original Australian play by Thomas De Angelis, The Worst Kept Secrets at the Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre for a limited season from 18 November.
Sonia Todd has worked extensively in Australian theatre, television and film. “It’s great to be back on stage and to work with my husband Rhett Walton,” said Todd. The couple plays opposite each other as Ex-Premier of NSW, George Steeper (Walton) and his wife Annie (Todd).
On the surface, they are the power couple with it all: a 29 year old marriage, two handsome sons and résumés glistening with achievements. What the public don’t know is that their relationship is as malignant as a tumour, and that secretly George is sleeping with his son’s girlfriend.
George and Annie have endured each other for so long – only because it made George electable and Annie popular. So when George is offered a chance to start afresh, he must come clean with the secrets he’s been keeping so poorly.
Todd and Walton find playing these characters an intriguing contrast to their own relationship, “We’re enjoying working together and bringing these two entertaining characters to life, as well as having a few laughs,” Todd said.
As a seasoned actor, she is relishing working with young playwright and director Thomas De Angelis. “One of the most rewarding aspects of the play is the opportunity to be involved in a new work that is so well written and topical. I think the audiences will enjoy it immensely.” Todd concluded.
Writer / Director: Thomas De Angelis Cast: Samuel Boneham, Paige Leacey, Matt Morrow, Lauren Pegus with Sonia Todd and Rhett Walton
The Worst Kept Secrets
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Season: 18 – 22 November 2014
Bookings: (02) 9351 7940 or online at: www.seymourcentre.com/the-worst-kept-secrets
For more information, visit: www.bontom.com.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Bontom Productions