Susan, an eccentric sixty-year-old, decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20. This time, she’s travelling alone — carrying the same hopes and dreams, but with 40 years of extra baggage! Endlessly chatty, accident-prone and often looking like she’s been dragged through a hedge backwards, Susan is undoubtedly colourful. Her wit, charm, chaos and hint of sadness have given her a unique outlook on life — and make her an unforgettable character.
Romance slowly but awkwardly blossoms as she reunites with Bill, the bartender at the hotel, an unexpected turn of events that causes Susan to reflect on life, love, loneliness, friendship and the trials and joys of growing older. Just the Ticket is a poignant 90-minute journey through Susan’s hilarious life.
A unique comedy that can be performed by one, three, four or six women!
"A marvellous and vivacious show" - ABC Radio
"I loved, loved, LOVED Just The Ticket" - The Manly Daily
"A very funny modern-day Shirley Valentine ... Touching, honest and comical" - SameSame.Com
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 90 minutes
A variety of simple settings
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Susan, an eccentric, untidy and endlessly chatty woman, 50 - 60. This role can be played by one woman, or shared between several women.
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Can be performed by one, three, four or six women.
World Premiere at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney Australia in 2011.