David Williamson's Don Parties On
  
David Williamson's Don Parties On
Melville Theatre
Melville Theatre
21 Feb 2014 to 8 Mar 2014
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Tickets - Tickets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at www.meltheco.org.au/Bookings.html.
Duration - 150 mins
Restrictions/Warnings
Coarse language


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Synopsis
THE West Australian premiere of Don Parties On – the sequel to David Willamson’s classic Don’s Party – comes to Melville Theatre this February and March.

Both use Federal elections as a backdrop: the original was set as the 1969 Gough Whitlam v John Gorton challenge unfolded while the sequel is set during the 2010 election night of the Julia Gillard v Tony Abbott campaign.

In Don Parties On, Don and Kath Henderson host another election night party and while some friends have remained throughout the intervening years, others have become estranged.

Over the decades, governments have come and gone but the group of baby boomers still hasn’t learnt that politics and strong personalities should never be mixed with alcohol.

Director Jeffrey Hansen previously directed Don’s Party at Melville Theatre in 2011 but stressed audiences won’t need to have seen the original play to follow the sequel.

“Don's lifelong friend Mal shows up and invites his ex-wife Jenny, much to the dismay o ...more
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