Day One, A Hotel, Evening

Day One, A Hotel, Evening. Roz Hammond. Image by Robert FrithForty-somethings Sam and Tom are not just business partners, but good friends; as are their wives, Madeleine and Stella. Their privileged lives of business deals, dinners out and squash games are the usual urbane rituals of the middle-class.

But as boredom sneaks up them, each of the four embarks on a thrilling adventure, finding their destinies on a collision course with the beguiling young strangers, Ray and Rose.

The result is a web intricate and far-reaching, where erotic thrill-seeking becomes an intense flirtation with catastrophe. Love, seduction, envy, desire and revenge are the strands that wrap around their shiny lives… and it all starts very simply on day one, in the evening, in a hotel room.

Joanna Murray-Smith is Australia’s most produced playwright and renowned for her wit and razor-sharp humour. Her gift for comedic plot-twists is at its best in this story about the romantic entanglements of the well-heeled.

Don’t miss this laugh out loud ensemble comedy that shines with Murray- Smith’s usual flair for style and fun.

Director: Peter Houghton  Featuring: Jacob Allan, Humphrey Bower, Matt Dyktynski, Michelle Fornasier, Roz Hammond, Claire Lovering  Set & Costume Designer: Tracy Grant Lord  Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall  Sound Designer/Composer: Ash Gibson Greig

Day One, A Hotel, Evening
Heath Ledger Theatre – 174 William Street, Perth
Season: 13 – 30 June 2013
Bookings: 1300 795 012 or online at:

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Image: by Robert Frith

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