Celebrating his 80th birthday and 60 years in show business
at SOUTHBANK THEATRE, THE LAWLER
Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th SEPTEMBER
6 performances only
THE CARER, the one-man play about a man re-discovering life, after the death of his wife, was written by Alan Hopgood and made famous by the late Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, who toured Australia twice. Since then, Alan has not only expanded the play but performed it, himself, to wide acclaim.
“At times, during The Carer , your heart will crumble, at times it will fill with hope and joy…a life affirming experience” - Sunday Telegraph
“A remarkable theatrical exploration of an issue that intimately affects all modern families” - the Age
This strictly limited season of one week also celebrates Alan’s remarkable sixty year career, as an actor (six years with the MTC and Dr Reed in Bellbird), playwright (And the Big Men Fly), screenwriter (Alvin Purple) and recently, as writer-producer of HealthPlay, a series of 9 plays, using comedy and drama to deal with challenging subjects, such as cancer and palliative care. Under his direction HealthPlay has given 320 performances across Australia and, importantly, employed some 28 Australian actors. As one of the first to bring the worlds of Arts and Health together Alan was made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Alan’s career spans the world of theatre, film and television, as an actor, writer and producer. This special season of “THE CARER” is a fitting celebration of his talents.
Bookings via the MTC Box Office, 8688 0800 or mtc.com.au
Tickets $39 each
For more information visit: www.healthplay.com.au
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