Stellar past bring drama-comedy to life at The Hub

Experience a night of extraordinary live theatre, when legendary actor Lex Marinos (The Slap, Kingwood Country),stars in the critically acclaimed play Sunset Strip at the Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood on Saturday September 21.

Top cast, top play: Actors Lex Marinos, Emma Jackson, Georgina Symes and Simon Lyndon star in the critically acclaimed play Sunset Strip at the Blue Mountains Theatre, Saturday, September 21.

Top cast, top play: Actors Lex Marinos, Emma Jackson, Georgina Symes and Simon Lyndon star in the critically acclaimed play Sunset Strip at the Blue Mountains Theatre, Saturday, September 21.

Written by multi-award winning Australian playwright, Suzie Miller, Sunset Strip is a drama-comedy about sisters, finding love, humorous family dysfunction and making the best of sometimes lousy situations.

At Sunset Strip the only people left are those who couldn't leave. Arriving home after a bout of chemotherapy to this once thriving summer hot-spot, Caroline finds the lake completely dried up and the holiday-makers long gone. Yet her younger sister, the ever-optimistic Phoebe, remains doggedly hopeful. Between a stint in rehab, caring for her father, whose dementia is only alleviated by training his goldfish, and losing her kids temporarily to DOCS, Phoebe has managed to find love in Teddy, a local fallen fella with a big heart.

Presented by Critical Stages & The Uncertainty Principle in association with the Blue Mountains Theatre and Hub; Sunset Strip was originally produced at the Griffin Theatre to excellent reviews.

"Tenderly gripping, frequently funny. A tender exploration of love, loyalty and patience,"said Jason Blake from the Sydney Morning Herald; "The relationship between the sisters is exquisitely wrought by Suzie Miller and equally finely calibrated by director Anthony Skuse"from Diana Simmonds at Stagenoise.

Featuring an all-star cast that includes Georgina Symes (Rake), Emma Jackson (House of Bond), Simon Lyndon(Chopper, Puberty Blues) and deftly directed by Anthony Skuse; this lauded Australian play finds the humour in tragedy, creating an unlikely path for humanity and love to triumph.

Yvonne Hellmers, programs co-ordinator for the Blue Mountains Theatre, said "We are delighted to be able to present this stellar Sydney production at the Blue Mountains Theatre. The actors are superb and Suzie Miller's play is moving, funny and sure to thoroughly engage with audiences."

Sunset Strip at the Blue Mountains Theatre for one night only, Saturday, September 21, 8pm. Tickets $39; $36 concession. Bookings: www.bluemountainstheatre.com, or 4723 5050.