A moving comedy from the author of the TV series As Time Goes By comes to Roleystone Theatre this April
Written by Bob Larbey and directed by Phil Mackenzie, A Month of Sundays is set in an aged care home and follows two residents facing the difficulties of growing old and painful family visits with dignity and humour.
Kim Martin plays Cooper, who voluntarily left his family to avoid depending on them, while his friend Aylott is slowly drifting into senility.
“Cooper is an ageing man who is physically deteriorating but still has a very sharp mind,” he said.
“He’s determined not to let his circumstances get him down and devises little flights of fancy with Aylott while also flirting with the nurses.”
Involved in theatre for more than 40 years, Martin has been an actor, director, musical director, composer, playwright, lyricist and pianist for shows in Northam, Kalgoorlie and Roleystone.
He’s been a regular with Roleystone Theatre for the past three decades and has also worked with Attic Theatre and the Graduate Dramatic Society.
In 1985, Martin won the Finley Award for best musical for Esther and also scored the 2000 best play award for An Ideal Husband.
More recently, he has directed The Crucible, The Club, Influence and The Teahouse of the August Moon and performed in By Jeeves, Into The Woods and Cosi.
“A Month of Sundays appealed because it’s a witty script by a writer with high credentials,” Martin said.
“It deals with the problem of ageing with humour and compassion, which is something everyone must face eventually.
“My main challenges are to convincingly move like someone who is quite restricted physically and balancing the humour with depth of feeling when needed.”
A Month of Sundays plays at 8pm, April 5, 6, 10, 12 and 13 with a 2pm matinee April 7. Tickets are $16 adults, $12 concession – book on 9397 5730 or through the online booking and payment system at
Roleystone Theatre is located at 587 Brookton Highway, Roleystone, opposite the Croyden Road junction.
month of sundays1: Roleystone resident Kim Martin, right, is Copper with Ray Condy as Aylott in A Month of Sundays.
month of sundays2: Copper (Roleystone resident Kim Martin, right) is tended to by Nurse Walton (Kelmscott resident Bree Hartley) in A Month of Sunday.
month of sundays3: Copper (Roleystone resident Kim Martin, centre,) gets some assistance from his daughter Julia (Liz Hanich) and son-in-law Peter (Simon O’Neill) in A Month of Sundays.
Roleystone Theatre in WA has a long tradition with its beginnings in the 1930s as a choral and amateur dramatic society. The theatre group you see today has been evolving since the 1970s when a collection of interested locals began putting on quality performances of plays and musicals.
The theatre currently produces, on average, five major shows every year and is well known for the quality of our performers, sets and technical work.
The building itself has undergone many alterations however the bulk of the auditorium is an art-deco original and is Heritage listed. The building has facilities for persons with a disability or limited mobility, including ramps into the foyer and auditorium as well as an allocated restroom. For your comfort air conditioning and comfortable, padded chairs are features of othe auditorium.
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Phil MackenzieP: 0407 905 970