Love, music and winning against the underdog
Fremantle Performing Artists present a new stage play Love and Music, a romantic comedy/drama with mild adult themes is written by Brenton Foale, with Oliver Temby and Mazey O'Reilly.
Steve (James Garces) has been living with his girlfriend, Simone (Mazey O'Reilly), for a couple of years, but Simone feels stifled by Steve’s lack of ambition and self-centredness.
At a recent Christmas party, Simone met Andy Robinson, ‘Robbo’ to his friends, ‘Robbo the Yobbo’ to Steve, a FIFO worker who reeks of confidence, a personality trait that Steve lacks.
After a disagreement with Steve, she leaves him to move in with Andy, sending Steve’s life into a crumbling whirlwind of torment and suffering.
With the help of his sister and his best friends, Steve discovers how self-centred he has always been and learns how to be a better man.
But can he change in time to save his relationship with Simone? Or will he lose her to Andy forever?
Writer and director Brenton Foale says his love of romantic comedies, dramas and underdogs winning against the bullies inspired him to create Love and Music.
“After our hugely successful stage production of The Breakfast Club last year and drawing on my love for romantic comedies of the 80s and 90s - Mazey O’Reilly, Oliver Temby and I teamed up together and we’re excited with our results”.
Foale’s career in theatre, film and television spans four decades, including roles in Neighbours in the late 80s to The Legend of Ben Hall in 2016. After moving from Melbourne to Perth two years ago, Foale decided to form Fremantle Performing Artists theatre group.
Foale also writes and directs for film and stage with many projects on the go including the soon to be released action film A Promise Carved in Flesh and is about to commence filming a feature film Iniquitous.
“People will love Love and Music and will see many of my ‘Easter Eggs’ (surprises) in the way the play is performed”, he said.
Opening night, 26th September, is a charity performance with all proceeds being donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. All tickets for the charity performance are at the special price of only $21 each.
James Garces, Mazey O'Reilly, Belinda Harris, Oliver Temby, Harry Bell, Denim Piche, Charlize Mills, Keri Neale, Ashlee McKenna, Sean Wcislo and Caity Rose.