Spiral out of control with Melville Theatre’s latest play Cash On Delivery

Spiral out of control with Melville Theatre’s latest play Cash On Delivery

VICTORIA Park resident Jodi Vickers is caught up in a case of mistaken identities, slamming doors and a con spiralling out of control in the play Cash On Delivery.

Written by Michael Cooney and directed by Georgina Kling, Cash On Delivery follows con artist Eric, who has duped welfare authorities for years by claiming benefits for the plethora of people he claims live at his address.

But he’s sent scrambling when welfare investigators show up and is forced to prove all his boarders are real.

Vickers plays Brenda Dixon, a woman excited to be getting married to her fiance.

“Brenda is a sweet but daft, ditzy kind of girl, best described as not the sharpest tool in the shed,” she said.

The main challenge, according to Vickers, is not laughing when the audience does.

“There is a certain rush of excitement when I hear other people enjoying the show,” she said.

“It will be a great experiment to test my ability to stay in character when this occurs.

“Brenda is a bubbling mess and I feel this will be another challenge because I’m usually pretty calm and easy-going.

“It’s amusing playing a character that is so unlike myself.”

Cash On Delivery is showing at the Melville Theatre throughout September.

The Essentials

What: Cash On Delivery

Where: Melville Theatre

When: Sept 14,15, 20,21,22, 23 with matinee on 27,28,29.

Cost: $20

Tickets: www.meltheco.org.au