Director’s Note: Mark Kilmurry, RHINESTONE REX AND MISS MONICA

28 Feb 2023

As a director it is always wonderful to revisit a successful play and bring it to the stage. RHINESTONE REX AND MISS MONICA was originally directed by Sandra Bates and I always liked David Williamson’s conceit of two opposites locked in a battle of wits, not just because of personality, but also with an added special layer of musical taste. I have often mused on the idea of not being able to have a relationship with someone who has the complete collection of Michael Bolton albums (apologies MB fans) and how popular taste, while seemingly insignificant at first, can become a huge chasm as a relationship grows.  David Williamson’s clever play explores this idea and piles on the comedy and charm with two engaging and witty articulate characters, which is a dream for our two fabulous actors’ Glenn Hazeldine and Georgie Parker, interestingly revisiting their roles after more than a decade.   With this creative team and some wonderful music from different genres I am so thrilled we have RHINESTONE REX AND MISS MONICA once more in our theatre. Enjoy!

Mark Kilmurry,
Artistic Director

On stage 10 Mar – 29 Apr, don’t miss David Williamson’s RHINESTONE REX AND MISS MONICA.