Riverlinks Presents a Roman Comedy of Bad Manners

WestSide Performing Arts Centre will see the return of the titter, the chuckle, the belly laugh and the roar with David Williamson’s new play, ‘Flatfoot’.

Starring hilarious actor Drew Forsythe in a play that was written with him in mind, ‘Flatfoot’ follows the story of Ancient Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus.

The Council’s Manager of Performing Arts and Conventions, Mr Rob Robson, said Plautus had to convince his producer, Crassus Dives, that his new play will be a hit.

“Crassus has come to inspect and approve the play, and make sure that it won’t offend the Roman Censor – the trouble is, Plautus hasn’t written the play yet,”
Mr Robson said. 

“So, he acts it out before his producer, with the help of his wife, making it up as he goes along.”

This epic farce sees Drew Forsythe playing out over 15 characters with hysterical and fast paced results. 

The play will also feature actors John Gregg as Crassus and Tina Bursill as Plautus’ Greek wife, Cleostrata.

“This play steps away from the usual style of Australia’s foremost playwright, David Williamson and is a delightfully absurd comedy,” Mr Robson added.

‘Flatfoot’ will be presented by Riverlinks at 8.00 pm on Wednesday 6th April and Thursday 7th April at the WestSide Performing Arts Centre.

For more information or to book tickets, please contact the Riverlinks Box Office on 5832 9511, or visit the Box Office at the Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton.