Greenwicks: check out this Wanneroo Limelight Theatre shopping farce


Jacob Anderson, Michaela Sheehy, James Marzec, Oliver Bourne and Amy Glendenning in Greenwicks.
Picture: Tania Morrow
Jacob Anderson, Michaela Sheehy, James Marzec, Oliver Bourne and Amy Glendenning in Greenwicks. Picture: Tania Morrow

A COLLISION of comedy and music will leave people laughing in the aisles as Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre spends 24 hours in a dysfunctional supermarket.

Written and directed by John McPherson, of Craigie, and James Marzec, Greenwicks is an original musical comedy exploring three different storylines in an independent grocery store.

The managerial team is trying to uncover a thief who has driven profits into the ground, causing Mr Greenwick to threaten the store’s closure.

Meanwhile, the checkout chicks are trying to get some dignity back, prove they are more than just pretty faces and teach a lesson to their manager Kevin.

At the same time, disgruntled grocery boy Jude devises an evil plan to get rid of the lovable and charismatic Malachi, who has stolen the heart of Amy.

The three stories collide over the course of one long day, exploring how our ‘work family’ may not be the one we choose but is the family we grow to love and hate.

Greenwicks was McPherson and Marzec’s third original show, first staged in 2009.

“Since then, we have written bigger and better productions and after each show, we always posed the same question: ‘what if we re-wrote a previous show with the experience and knowledge of the first run and the years we’ve had since, perfecting our art’,” McPherson said.

“This is our first revival of one of our productions.

“As musical director and composer, I’ve completely rewritten and orchestrated the show, which means the music has been scored using a program and some sort of organisation.

“Back in 2008, I was scribbling charts on to paper and working with pub musicians but this time around, I have a 12-piece jazz band and actual musicians.”

THE ESSENTIALS
What: Greenwicks
When: 8pm, June 7-10, 14-17 and 2pm, June 17
Where: Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo
Tickets: $21 or $18 concession at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016

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