Laughter will kill off any stiff upper lips

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Sarah Korver as Angel Delight, Patrick Wilks as Swipe, Myriam Stajkowski as Roxanne Paine, Charles Wilks as Delilah and Hannah Asplin as Sherry gather around Bradyen Napier who plays the Dead Body (Judge) in Bunbury Musical Comedy Group’s STiFF performance.
Camera IconSarah Korver as Angel Delight, Patrick Wilks as Swipe, Myriam Stajkowski as Roxanne Paine, Charles Wilks as Delilah and Hannah Asplin as Sherry gather around Bradyen Napier who plays the Dead Body (Judge) in Bunbury Musical Comedy Group’s STiFF performance. Credit: Supplied

Suspenders, death by misadventure and unorthodox embalming techniques are set to feature in the latest comedy to hit New Lyric Theatre’s stage.

Bunbury Musical Comedy Group will raise the curtain on its latest production STiFF tomorrow and marketing coordinator Karen Colley said audiences should be prepared for a night of “good belly” laughing.

“It’s outrageously funny, there’s some really clever one-liners ... I watched it and cackled myself, it was very good,” Ms Colley said.

“I think it’s a bit of grown up fun during school holidays.”

The comedy by local April Phillips is based around the illegitimate daughter of a funeral parlour director inheriting her father’s business.

Before she can sell it she has to run the funeral parlour for five years, despite knowing nothing about the industry.

The cast will once again showcase all local talent alongside director Margie Korver and musical director Tony Carey.

“Her (Phillips) inspiration has been from that old classic English comedy like Faulty Towers and those sorts of shows back in those days and that does shine through,” Ms Colley said.

“The characters are very strong, very different and it’s just a crack up.”

The comedy will show at 8pm on January 11, 12, 18 and 19 with 2pm matinee sessions on January 13 and 20.

Tickets are available at the theatre’s box office one hour prior to performances or online through trybooking.com.

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