Men Behaving Badly
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Men Behaving Badly

Matt Byrne Media will present Stephen Nye’s politically incorrect riot Men Behaving Badly, live on stage at Holden Street Theatres from October 3 to 21.

The award-winning British sitcom was an boisterous success for six years in the 1990s, and Byrne is delighted to have gotten permission from author Stephen Nye to present four of the funniest episodes in the show’s outrageous history.

“Men Behaving Badly came along when political correctness was in full swing and helped swing the pendulum back the other way,” Byrne said.

“What is amazing about this side-splitting show wasn’t just the male support for blokes being dreadful blokes, but the number of women who found it hilarious.”

Gary and Tony are two London-based beer-guzzling flatmates revelling in a second childhood, hours of TV, and mindless talks about women, the kind of behaviour that puts their relationships in jeopardy with Dorothy (Gary’s long-suffering nurse girlfriend) and Deborah (Tony’s blonde ambition in the flat above).

Gary manages an office selling burglar alarms for a dead-end company with the meek George and lifelong spinster Anthea. Tony stumbles through a range of jobs including modelling, bar work, and miming, after his record stall collapsed (somewhat literally).

Director/designer Byrne said the show would feature four of Stephen Nye’s favourite episodes: Bed, Marriage, Drink and Sofa.

“Gary and Tony were complete lager louts with few redeeming qualities but their women Dorothy and Deborah usually came out on top,” he said.

“The great mystery is they somehow stayed together, for six triumphant seasons, maybe there’s a message there somewhere, but you’ll be laughing too hard to care.”

Men Behaving Badly Cast

The MBM production will feature Rohan Watts as Gary, Georgia Stockham as Dorothy, Brendan Cooney as Tony and Cheryl Douglas as Deborah, with John Matsen as George and Heather Crawford as Anthea, and contributions by Bec Mason, Amanda Sharp, Chris Stansfield, Niki Martin and Byrne as the hotel proprietor Les.

Men Behaving Badly runs at the Holden Street Theatres at 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh from October 3-6 (no first Saturday night), 10-14 & 18-21 at 8 p.m. & October 14 & 21 at 2 p.m.

Adults $30, Concessions $25 with Group Concessions for 10 or more.
$20 Cheap Nights Tuesday October 3 (Preview) and October 10.

Book on 8262 4906, mattbyrnemedia.com.au or 8225 8888 or holdenstreettheatres.com

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