LITTLE ORPHAN TRASHLEY Adults-Only Panto Plays The Studio at Sydney Opera House, Dec 5-23
Prepare for your very own "Orphan's Christmas" at the Opera House this year. An All-Star cast and the writers who brought you the smash hit Fat Swan (Trevor Ashley and Phil Scott) team up with acclaimed director Craig Ilott (Smoke & Mirrors) to play an uproarious world premiere in the Studio from December 6-23.
"Uber-diva" Trevor Ashley stars alongside Aussie showbiz icons Rhonda Burchmore and Gary Sweet in this ADULTS ONLY panto that will make you split your sides laughing and throw away your antidepressants.
Ashley stars as little orphan Fannie, a ten-year-old with a terrible secret... one that she can't even share with her inmates at the Sutherland Shire Girl's Orphanage, let alone the bad-tempered showbiz has-been who runs the place: the drunken Miss Trannigan (Rhonda Burchmore). The truth is: Fannie is not yet all woman. But, to get her gender-reassignment surgery, she'll have to find her true birth parents to get their permission.
Lucky for Fannie, she meets acclaimed photographer / multi-millionaire Daddy Warhorse (Gary Sweet) who promises to sponsor her! But can she survive a rigorous set of blind auditions, a very "arty" photoshoot and an appearance on evil controversial talk-back radio personality Ellen Jones' show before she finds her parents?
To make her wish come true, Fannie may need more than just her trusty ex-sniffer dog Bullshit (Rhys Bobridge): she may need a Christmas miracle!
Featuring songs, audience participation, and more parody than you can poke a stick at, this brand new adults-only panto will have you in fits of laughter... and have you wishing that you too could be adopted by a sexy bald millionaire.
Little Orphan Trashley is part of Sydney Opera House 2013 Summer at the House program.
Starring Trevor Ashley, Rhonda Burchmore Gary Sweet and Rhys Bobridge with Tina Jackson and Coral Mercer-Jones, the show plays The Studio, Sydney Opera House, 5 - 23 December 2012, running Tue – Thu 8.15pm, Fri 7pm, Sat 7pm & 10pm, Sun 5pm. Tickets: from $49 * (transaction fees apply). Bookings: sydneyoperahouse.com / 02 9250 7777.