Sordid Lives hits town

Now y'all come by and see us soon: Cast and crew get in the mood for Sordid Lives, the hilarious black comedy about white trash to be performed by Spectrum Theatre Group at Twyford Hall.
Now y'all come by and see us soon: Cast and crew get in the mood for Sordid Lives, the hilarious black comedy about white trash to be performed by Spectrum Theatre Group at Twyford Hall.

A good ol’ rootin’-tootin’ black comedy about white trash is coming to Merimbula in a very sordid way!..............

Sometimes it takes a death to bring a family together, even one as dysfunctional as the small-town Texas family in Del Shores’ riotous dark comedy, Sordid Lives, the next production by Spectrum Theatre Group.

In this cult classic, directed by Amber Little, things quickly start to unravel after Peggy Ingram, the matriarch of this family, accidentally dies whilst engaging in an affair with her younger married neighbour.

Watch as the family and friends quarrel, quibble, and try to come to terms with Peggy’s death and the circumstances surrounding it.

A hilarious show filled with big hair, even bigger laughs, and a collection of outrageous personalities wilder than an acre of snakes, Sordid Lives will take you on a journey full of laughter, grief, tolerance and unconditional love, as the family’s secrets come flying out of the closet in more ways than one.

This award-winning play turned out to be so successful it was eventually made into a movie and TV series that featured our very own Olivia Newton-John playing the character of Bitsy Mae Harling, a guitar playing ex con.

So, put on your sitting britches and join us at Twyford Hall in Merimbula. 

All shows, except one Sunday matinee show, are cabaret seating offering the opportunity to BYO drinks and snacks, sit back and enjoy the show as this hilarious story unfolds and the non-politically correct characters struggle with their problems.

Sordid Lives opens Saturday, May 20 at 7.30pm (cabaret seating), and continues Sunday, May 21 at 2pm (matinee seating), and then at 7.30pm with cabaret seating on Friday and Saturday, May 26, 27; Wednesday, May 31; Friday and Saturday, June 2,3.

For more information, or to book tickets, or to view a whip-snortin’ promotional video about this production, visit the Spectrum website (www.spectrum theatregroup.com.au) or the Spectrum Facebook page.  

The online booking system on Spectrum’s website allows you to see which seats are available, choose your own seats and pay by credit card.

Alternatively come along to Dulcie’s in Merimbula on Sunday evening, May 7, between 4-8pm, where Spectrum members will be able to help you book your tickets. Grab a drink and something to eat, meet the cast and crew for a good ‘ol Texas hoedown, dig out your checked shirt and cowboy boots and listen to some thigh-slappin’ good toons.

Bookings also available by phoning 0466 096 217.

Warning: this play contains adult themes and strong language and is not suitable for children under the age of 15.