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posted 15/02/2019

DAYLIGHT SAVING By Nick Enright Directed by Lyn Lee

Enter the beautiful Pittwater home of Tom and Felicity on the night daylight saving ends -1989. They seem to have it all. She, a successful Sydney restaurant and he the jet setting life that goes with mentoring an international tennis star. However Tom’s next departure sees the sudden visit of Felicity’s old boyfriend and infidelity is on the cards. Romantic plans go hilariously haywire when a string of unexpected visitors drop by but will that old flame still be rekindled?

Written by one of Australia’s most esteemed playwrights, Nick Enright (Cloud Street, The Boy From Oz, Blackrock), Daylight Saving is a deliciously fast-paced comedy about love, loneliness, food and the rigors of managing a temperamental tennis star. We are very excited to have Lyn Lee directing Daylight Saving. Lyn is a NIDA graduate and teacher with a long career in professional theatre. Lyn is also the wife of a tennis coach and has personal insight into the world of tennis mentorship. Rosemary Ghazi – playing Felicity – is treading the boards for the third time at The Guild. She played Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Gabriella in Boeing Boeing in 2017. Rosemary believes audiences will appreciate the fun, light-hearted nature of Daylight Saving.

Tye Byrnes plays Felicity’s workaholic husband Tom. Tye is looking forward to his first Guild production and believes audiences will get a kick out of seeing a previously pre-occupied husband suddenly confronted with a would-be interloper. Haki Pepo Olu Crisden is Josh – Felicity’s old flame from her school exchange year in the USA in 1969. Audiences will remember Haki playing the dual roles of Theseus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Haki is looking forward to playing a romantic who attempts to play out his fantasy in real life. Brayden Palmer is playing the hilarious role of Jason the international tennis icon who can’t keep himself out of the newspapers for both his victories and his tantrums. Deidre Campbell plays Bunty, Felicity’s confident but perennially unaware mother. Susan Stapleton takes a break from directing in recent years (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Boeing Boeing) and
returns to the Guild stage as Stephanie – the neighbour from hell.

Come along to our first production of 2019 and get caught up in this fast paced Australian comedy with the most hilarious characters and situations that only the great Nick Enright can create.

What: Daylight Saving

When: February 15 to March 9 2019

Where: The Guild Theatre

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