With its dark humour and biting wit, ‘It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To)’ is taking theatres the world over by storm and making audiences howl with laughter.
Starring veteran performer Henri Szeps, this black comedy will be brought to life on stage at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta from Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 6.
Written by Elizabeth Coleman, ‘It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To)’ is searing and hilarious in its truthful examination of family life.
The play is set over one night and shows the intricate web of relationships within a family whose members jealously bicker and compete with each other.
Convinced that he has only a few months to live, average Aussie man Ron Patterson gathers his kin together to ensure he gets to spend quality time with them.
Truths are disclosed and the conversation swings between touching and frenzied.
Not your average family meet-up, the night results in urgent confessions, surprise nuptials and even a visit from the undertaker.
This production is flawlessly directed by Denis Moore, who brings out the best in this humorous yet sweetly dark drama.
Henri Szeps gives an engaging, gripping performance in the play’s central role as Ron Patterson.
A long-standing and respected performer, Henri has acted for both screen and stage and has featured in many productions at the Ensemble Theatre, the Nimrod Theatre Company and the Sydney Theatre Company.
While his stunning career has lasted over four decades, he is best known for his performance in ‘Mother and Son’.
First performed in 1993, ‘It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To)’ has smashed theatre box office records and garnered acclaim from critics for its gritty realism and humour. A review from the Sunday Telegraph said, “audiences will be both groaning with familiarity and rolling in the aisles. This [play] is great fun”.
Don’t miss out on seeing a stellar production of this sharp black comedy, which is funny and darkly true to life.
‘It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To)’ will show at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta from Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 6. Tickets range from $39 to $56. To book or for more information, call 8839 3399 or visit www.riversideparramatta.com.au.