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Auditions will be held at
6.30pm – 8.30pm on
Monday, 27 February and Wednesday, 1 March 2023,
at the Manly-Lota RSL Hall, 184 Melville Terrace, Manly.



Performance Dates:

7:30pm: Friday, 12 and Saturday 13 May 2023
2:30pm:  Sunday,
14 May 2023

7:30pm: Friday, 19 and Saturday, 20 May 2023

All performances held at

Manly-Lota RSL Hall, 184 Melville Terrace, Manly.

Cost:  $25 per ticket (no concessions)

(Online tickets only, no door sales)

About this Production

In 2018 Mother and Son, By Geoffrev Atherden, was voted as the *best Australian television program ever. (*Poll by New Daily)


The series centred on the relationship between Maggie (first played by Ruth Cracknell), who is

becoming more than a little forgetful, and her middle-aged son Arthur (Garry McDonald)

who moves in with her when his father dies. He has never been able to leave.


This play, which is a new work written for recent times, is based on Arthur’s intent to go on vacation with his girlfriend.  His brother, Robert, is a 'man of leisure' who is adept at providing excuses
as to why it is Arthur who cannot go on vacation and not leave him to stay to take the primary care of their elderly mother.  Robert and Maggie hilariously make it hard for Arthur to have a
life of his own.


The series delighted audiences because it reflected real-life situations and it maintained

the dignity of Maggie, whose cunning saw her win in most episodes.

Directed by Ric Medlin

Ric is a long-term member of Mercury Theatre having joined the youth theatre as a child.  Ric has been an integral part of our theatre as an active member, actor, director, committee member and participating in all roles within the theatre over the years. Ric has directed several plays with Mercury, most recently “It’s My Party…and I’ll Die If I Want To” and also with Mt Cotton Drama Group where he Directed “The Opposite Sex”.  Ric has extensive experience with all aspects of the theatre and was awarded Life Membership in 2021.

Cast and Crew

Auditions will be held at 6.30pm – 8.30pm on
Monday, 27 February and Wednesday, 1 March 2023,

at the Manly-Lota RSL Hall, 184 Melville Terrace, Manly. 


A special thanks also to Michael Thwaites, Glenda Markwell, and the Front-Of-House team for their contribution to this production.

If you are interested in joining Mercury Theatre Wynnum,
or attending any of our upcoming plays
please add your name to our CONTACTS page.

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