100 Lunches – A Gormet Comedy: revenge is sweet in Garrick Theatre’s latest production

Alan Shaw, Andrew Lee and Jennifer McGrath on stage at the Garrick for <i>100 Lunches</i>.
Alan Shaw, Andrew Lee and Jennifer McGrath on stage at the Garrick for 100 Lunches.

REVENGE is sweet in Garrick Theatre’s new production 100 Lunches – A Gourmet Comedy by Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears.

Its directed by Leslie Lee, who has previously done the play at Northam’s Link Theatre and makes his debut at the Garrick joined by his son, Andrew, who plays the waiters in swanky New York restaurants.

“I was approached to do it by a group from the Garrick who came to see it at Northam two years ago,” Leslie Lee said.

“This is a lovely little romantic comedy, which is one of my favourites.”

100 Lunches… starts the morning after the opening night of the latest murder mystery by renowned playwright Charlton Reynolds.

As usual, theatre reviewer Charity Starr gives Reynolds’ play a scathing review.

This time, however, she also shows up at the author’s door, asking for help in writing a play of her own.

Reynolds agrees – but only if they can meet over a series of lunches for which Starr must foot the bill.

The ploy is to soak her for a series of exorbitant tabs, enjoy New York’s finest meals and leave her with a stinker of a play based on his flawed guidance.

Starr, who’s secretly in love with Reynolds, ends up experiencing what it’s like to be reviewed herself after her play is produced.

When: May 24 – June 9
Where: Garrick Theatre, 16 Meadow Street, Guildford
Tickets: $17 (child, members), $19 (concession), $22 (adults)
Bookings: Phone Elaine Gilberthorpe 93781990 or bookings@garricktheatre.asn.au or www.trybooking.com

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