FortyFive Downstairs, Melbourne, March 2015
It’s July 1945, the last weeks of the war, but they don’t know it. They just hope it will be all over soon, the Yanks will go home and all their probable futures will be made possible. They’re three young Navy boys on leave and the woman who will change all their lives.
But right now there’s the high life to live before they call time in the main bar of Young and Jackson’s, that iconic Melbourne pub, where they will climb the stairs to Room 24, sip a black market sherry and begin a story that will take half a century to complete…
Wayne Harrison directs the world premiere of this tender, mischievous prequel to Don Reid’s award-winning comedy Codgers.
Charlie Cousins, Sam Duncan, Jacob Machin, Gabrielle Scawthorn
Dann Barber & Michael Hili
Presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program’s Project Series 2015
Read The Age article HERE
“Wayne Harrison’s direction resurrects a lost world and summons nuance and vibrancy from the comic performances.” – Sydney Morning Herald