The Book Club

Romantic lunches with Martin Amis and passionate trysts with John Updike. But that's just in her dreams.

Genteel housewife and mother Deborah has an addiction. 'I'm a bookaholic,' she confesses. 'I just can't help myself.'

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, Amanda Muggleton (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Prisoner), returns to this brilliantly scripted role to give us a whimsical peek behind the closed doors of suburbia.

Amanda Muggleton is simply brilliant. If you only see one play this year, make it 'The Book Club'.

The West Australian

Performances

Tuesday 14 May 7.30pm

Wednesday 15 May 2.00pm

Wednesday 15 May 7.30pm

Tickets

Adult $40 | Concession $32 | Full-time student $26 | Schools $18

Starring Amanda Muggleton
Director Rodney Fisher
Writer Adapted by Rodney Fisher from the play by Roger Hall

Running time

2 hours 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Presented by

QUT Gardens Theatre and Christine Harris & HIT Productions

Warning: Strong language and adult themes