Mount Players’ new comedy is ‘Looped’

May 11th, 2024Mount Players’ new comedy is ‘Looped’

The Mount Players' second production for 2024 opened yesterday May 10 and runs until May 26.

The Mount Players’ second production for 2024 opened yesterday May 10 and runs until May 26.

Based on a real event, Looped, a comedy by Matthew Lombardo, takes place in the summer of 1965 in the editing studio where an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub or “loop”, one line of dialogue for her last movie.

Though Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the play, the sub-story involves her battle of wills with a film editor named Danny Miller, who has been selected to work that particular sound editing session.

The playwright uses a great deal of theatrical licence, offering us a hilarious yet sympathetic guesstimation as to what may have happened in that room on that day. Fun, funny and seductive this play is sure to appeal to many.

This is director Peter Newling’s first gig with The Mount Players. Peter is held in high regard throughout the community theatre scene across Melbourne. Vicki Smith (pictured above) takes on the role of Tallulah with utter professionalism and presence and Darren Gregor grasps the role of the highly frustrated film editor with ease.

A special Mother’s Day matinee on Sunday, May 12 offers complimentary bubbles for all the mums and delicious treats at interval.

Tickets are via www.themountplayers.com or call 5426 1892 for more information.

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