The Housekeeper

7 JUL – 22 JUL 2017

Written by  /  James Prideaux
Directed by  /  Geoff Hickey

The Housekeeper is an offbeat, delightfully zany comedy which deals with the unlikely relationship that develops between a middle-aged, rather stuffy bachelor and the eccentric bag lady he hires as his housekeeper.

Manley is a self-styled literary artist who engages housekeeper Annie to look after his large Victorian house – and himself. When Annie arrives wearing sneakers and carrying her belongings in a grocery cart, we quickly learn that she is an oddball – she insults her employer, admitting she forged her references and accuses Manley of lusting after her.

When Manley finally loses his temper and attempts to chase Annie away, he trips and falls into her arms – and the rest is history!

This production is our entry into the annual Victorian Drama League Awards.


JULY  /  Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Thursday 20th,  Friday 21st, and Saturday 22nd at 8.00pm.

Matinees on Sunday 9th, Sunday 16th and Saturday 22nd at 2.15pm.

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Ticket prices

Adult $25
Seniors / Concessions $23
Group of 10+ $21

Call 1300 739 099 to book!

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