In Germany, Louise and Theo Markes, a conservative couple have their entire existence shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public when watching the King’s parade. Theo flies into a panic thinking the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal, but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes’ home…
Adapted from Carl Sternheim’s 1910 play, Die Hose (The Trousers), The Underpants is directed by the Award-winning Anthony Gooley (The Libertine). The production features an astounding cast including Beth Daly (Grey Gardens, Cry Baby), Duncan Fellows (Laid, The Letdown), Ben Gerrard (American Psycho, Deep Water), Robin Goldsworthy (Our Town, 80 Minutes No Interval), Gabrielle Scawthorn (Ear to the Edge of Time, Ironbound) and Tony Taylor (Calamity Jane, Julius Caesar).
Sugary Rum Productions (Gus Murray) is fast becoming one of the most exciting and prolific new production companies in Sydney. Established in 2018 Sugary Rum was nominated for four Sydney Theatre Awards for their debut production of The View UpStairs at Hayes Theatre. In 2019, Sugary Rum has produced seasons at Belvoir’s 25A with Jess and Joe Forever and most recently at Old Fitz with Anatomy of a Suicide.
Director: Anthony Gooley Featuring: Beth Daly, Duncan Fellows, Ben Gerrard, Robin Goldsworthy, Gabrielle Scawthorn, Tony Taylor Production Design: Anna Gardiner Lighting Design: Benjamin Brockman Sound Design: Ben Pierpoint Stage Manager: Christopher Starnawski Producer: Gus Murray Playwright: Steve Martin
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Season: 31 October – 16 November 2019
Information and Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com
Image: The Underpants (supplied)