Triple treat for lovers of mirth

Great fun assured when Noeline, Max and John join up for show

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RIB-TICKLERS: John Wood , Noeline Brown and Max Gillies.

RIB-TICKLERS: John Wood , Noeline Brown and Max Gillies.

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Noeline Brown, Max Gillies and John Wood to deliver laughs in hysterical comedy revue.

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A hectoring headmistress, a bad bush poet, a puzzled policeman, a meandering minister, a mindless "mindfulness" teacher, a very, very sozzled mother of the bride...

These are among nine brilliant comic characters brought to life when three veteran performers get together for the first time.

Noeline Brown (The Naked Vicar Show), Max Gillies (The Gillies Report) and John Wood (Blue Heelers) are the entire cast of comedy revue Mono, which kicks off a national tour in Sydney on February 1.

Over 90 minutes of wit, fun and laughter, the trio will deliver hysterical monologues in the tradition of Joyce Grenfell, Alan Bennett and Bob Newhart.

It is produced and directed by Angus FitzSimons, of Senior Moments.

"It's always been a dream of mine to perform together individually with Max and John," Brown said. "I also still dream about sitting my final Latin exam and realising I have forgotten to wear clothes, but this has nothing to do with promoting Mono."

"It is an honour to be asked to do King Lear for the Bell Shakespeare Company," Gillies said. "But they didn't ask, so I'm doing Mono."

Wood said: "I think we could all do with a laugh at the moment, That's why I watch "Fawlty Towers" after rehearsals for Mono are thankfully over."

FitzSimons says "It is a privilege to have these three legends as the cast. Max, Noeline and John are household names and also recognised in flats."

TOURING SCHEDULE

NSW

  • February 1,Chatswood Concourse Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • February 3, Newcastle Civic Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • February 5, Port Macquarie Glasshouse, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • February 10, IPAC Theatre Wollongong, 2pm & 7.30pm

ACT

  • February 12, Canberra Playhouse, 2pm & 7.30pm

VIC

  • February 15, Ballarat Civic Hall, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • February 17, Bendigo Ulumbarra Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • February 19, Geelong Costa Hall, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • February 22, Melbourne Capitol Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • February 24, Frankston Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm

TAS

  • February 26, Hobart Theatre Royal, 2pm & 7.30pm

QLD

  • March 1, Gold Coast HOTA Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • March 3,Maryborough Brolga Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • March 5, Noosa J Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • March 8, Brisbane Redland Concert Hall, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • March 10, Caloundra Kings Theatre, 2pm & 7.30pm
  • March 12, Cairns Performing Arts Centre, 2pm & 7.30pm.

Tickets available at monoshow.com.au

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