THE BOOK CLUB with Amanda Muggleton to Play Subiaco Arts Centre, 6-9 November


The Book Club starring the highly acclaimed Amanda Muggleton will return to Perth after sold out performances earlier this year. The Book Club has also played sold out venues around Australia this year.

Deborah's youngest daughter has finally flown the nest and her husband Wally is absent, burning off the fuel of a mid-life crisis with endless rounds of golf and tennis. Deborah is also occupied, enjoying romantic lunches with Martin Amis and passionate hotel trysts with John Updike. But that's just in her dreams.

The spice of Deborah's real life is her book club. For the women who take part, it's a meeting of minds - and their very different lifestyles. For Deborah, the club is a chance to gather the juicy gossip of her friends' lives and relationships. But when a famous author joins the group for a study session, Deborah's own life suddenly switches from an old wives' tale to the stuff of erotic fiction. The ensuing affair takes her love of linguistics to a whole new level.

Australia's leading stage actress, Helpmann Award winner Amanda Muggleton (Master Class, Shirley Valentine), returns to this one woman show to give us a hysterical peek behind the closed doors of suburbia.

Amanda Muggleton is a consummate storyteller and she has the audience eating from the palm of her hand the minute she walks on stage.

Playing one-handers is a fiendishly difficult craft. Taking an audience with you, and you alone, on the journey of a play requires a charisma and dexterity given to few performers. To make an art of it, as Amanda Muggleton has done, is rare to the point of collectable. As she had done in Shirley Valentine and Medea, and as she does here in Rodney Fisher's adaptation of Roger Hall's perennial, The Book Club, she uses her charm and wiles to captivating effect. The West Australian

Muggleton gives it her all. If you love books and love comedy, this is a show for you!

THE BOOK CLUB runs 7:30pm Wed 6 November, 7:30pm Thur 7 November, 7:30pm Fri 8 November, 2pm & 7:30pm Sat 9 November at Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco. Tickets are $39.50 - $49.50, and available by calling 132 849 or visiting

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