Gym and Tonic

  • Queens Park Theatre 75 Cathedral Ave Geraldton, WA, 6530 Australia

Writer/performer Roz Hammond is familiar to ABC audiences through her work in Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, The Librarians and The Micallef Programme, together with countless other credits including Muriel’s Wedding, The Dish, Please Like Me, Offspring, and It’s a Date. Now she brings her own one-woman show to her home state of Western Australia. An uplifting story set in a women’s gym class where a group of strangers gradually reveal themselves as they bump and grind through a set of hilariously inappropriate routines. Exploring the themes of love, loss, loneliness and family, Roz plays all eight characters in this warm and moving tale. First runner up for the Artrage Theatre Award at the 2014 Perth Fringe, Gym and Tonic enjoyed a sold out season at the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. “Hammond is a sparkling performer who holds our attention and gains our sympathy as her stories unfold.” David Zampatti, The West Australian “If the likes of Calendar Girls, Steel Magnolias and Jam & Jerusalem give you the sudden urge to call up the girls for a slumber party (even if you are well into your sixties), Gym & Tonic is like a bear-hug from your best friend.” Perth Culture Awards 2014 Perth Fringe Festival, First Runner Up - Artrage Theatre Award Review Quotes “A touching and superbly performed piece of theatre that explores themes of love, loss, family and loneliness” Timeout "You will definitely leave this show feeling elated and reflective" Herald Sun “The show is a dazzling display of her skills as a sketch-comedy writer-performer – familiar to anyone who’s seen her in multiple incarnations on the small screen (most recently in Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell’). However, it’s also much more than that.” Crikey “If the likes of Calendar Girls, Steel Magnolias and Jam & Jerusalem give you the sudden urge to call up the girls for a slumber party (even if you are well into your sixties), Gym & Tonic is like a bear-hug from your best friend.” Perth Culture “Hammond is a sparkling performer who holds our attention and gains our sympathy as her stories unfold.” David Zampatti, The West Australian