Featuring some of Australia’s most talented and beloved actresses Biddies is an uplifting exploration of the concerns, frustrations and limitations of a group of mature-aged women in a world still largely dominated by men, playing May 18-19 at QUT Gardens Theatre.
Through the course of some much needed gasbagging and stomach-aching laughter, these five gals search their experiences and beliefs to rediscover their own spirited characters and the roles they play in this modern world.
Some of Australia’s most notable and beloved actresses make up the stellar cast, including Maggie Blinco and Linden Wilkinson. Maggie’s extensive career spans four decades with leading roles in Australian greats such as All Saints, Blue Healers, McLeod’s Daughters and Crocodile Dundee.
Linden Wilkinson who plays Ruth, appeared in A Country Practice from 1987 – 1992 and has more recently appeared in Looking for Alibrandi, Packed to the Rafters, Home and Away, Murder Call, Water Rats and Police Rescue. Maggie and Linden are joined by Annie Byron, Donna Lee, Vivienne Garrett and Julie Hudspeth, making up the beautiful and inspiring biddies.
This heart warming comedy explores themes such as femininity and ageing in a hilarious and bold fashion which is sure to resonate with modern audiences as the actors portray someone we all know – a wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
Indulging in a good old-fashioned “stitch and bitch”, their confessions are frank and jokes shocking, but as they’re released from their own constraints they rediscover the capacity to love, forgive and take control.
Playwright Don Reid, highlights and commentates the journey of women through society and time.
“Not the least of these is their capacity to come through pain and adversity with a much greater stoicism and sense of humour,” he said.
Biddies is a touring production presented by CDP Productions in conjunction with QUT Gardens Theatre.