Silly Cow by Ben Elton
Thurs 7th – Sat 16th March 2013
at The Rose Centre, Belmont
The hilarious comic revenge tragedy from the master of comedy
“Crude, clever and killingly funny” ~ Daily Mirror
Local theatre company, North Shore Players, presents Ben Elton's first West End success and 2nd comedy play next month. The popular English-born comedian, writer and director, is well-known for his TV writing credits including The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line.
Although first performed in 1991 at London’s Haymarket Theatre, Silly Cow, is still very relevant in today's celebrity obsessed culture and will keep you either laughing or on the edge of your seat throughout.
'I trust all editors to be dirty, duplicitous little weasels and not one has ever failed me!'
Phone hacking? Super injunctions? Elton focuses on actors, the price of ambition, critics and ‘journalistic liberty’ in this astutely observational ‘comic revenge tragedy’. His dry satirical view on the slick and savage world of the tabloid press portrays a protagonist, Doris Wallace, who has clawed her way to celebrity success as a merciless and vicious critic; 'I'm the nasty cow who slaughters the sacred cows'. She is on the verge of a glorious venture in TV. Moreover, she’s not going to let anything get in her way; not even the “silly cow” suing her for libel. After the case goes to court, Doris naturally believes she has won but has she? The course of events that follow is hilarious, and at times cutting, but will keep you laughing until your sides hurt.
Producer, Jonathan Callinan, also playing the role of sleazy editor 'Sidney Skinner' added; "The script has some hilarious set pieces, plenty of sidesplitting one-liners and five brilliant characters."
This is the first production staged by North Shore Players and is an ideal summer's evening of entertainment providing the very best of Elton's comic stage work. Come along, support some local new talent and indulge in some of the funniest theatre you'll experience this year!
Just be warned beforehand; Silly Cow contains adult-esque humour and is not suitable for young children or those offended by Carry On-style double entendres.
Silly Cow Season:
Thursday 7th - Saturday 16th March, 8pm at The Rose Centre, Belmont.
Matinee: Sunday 10th March at 2pm. No Mon performances.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Group discounts for 20 or more seats are also available. Bookings can be made by contacting The Rose Centre on (09) 445 9900 and via email email@example.com.
For all online bookings:
Or visit www.northshoreplayers.co.nz for more show details