Written by: Roger Hall
Directed by: Ross Jolly
14 April − 26 May
"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them" - Vicki Baum
A fabulous new comedy about the lives, loves and misadventures of a folk-dancing class, A Shortcut to Happiness has all the usual Hall trademarks - shrewd observations, much mocking of Kiwis' curious customs, and of course, plenty of laughs.
The beautiful Natasha, a recent immigrant from Russia, teaches the class to supplement her income, meet Kiwis and improve her English. Among the students are man-hungry Coral, golfing friends Laura and Janet, recently widowed Ned, U3A Bev and henpecked husband Ray. And after each class they all gather at Ned's for coffee and a chat...
Catchy rhythms, funky folk tunes, syncopated steps and comical calamities are the order of the day as all the characters learn to gyrate with skill and expertise - "tripping the light fantastic".
A Shortcut to Happiness is, quite simply, another Roger Hall great night out!
$25 ticket specials: Friday, 13 April and Sunday, 15 April.
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