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Graham Smith (left) as Matt, Nick Green as Andy, Juleigh Parker as Nina and Sonja Jelsma as Val, in Looking, the latest production from Whangarei's Octagon Theatre. Photo / Pete Romer
Graham Smith (left) as Matt, Nick Green as Andy, Juleigh Parker as Nina and Sonja Jelsma as Val, in Looking, the latest production from Whangarei's Octagon Theatre. Photo / Pete Romer

Octagon Theatre's latest production is bound to have wide appeal, but particularly tickle middle-aged folk girding their loins and entering second time round relationships.

Looking, loaded with all the emotional ups and downs of that fraught realm of potentially new couplehood, promises a night of laughter from beginning to end.

It's described as a witty adult comedy about four lovable losers looking for love in all the wrong places, in this case all meeting for a blind date in a pub called The Private Dick.

Written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, Looking has been highly acclaimed wherever it has been performed and described as one of the brightest plays from this popular writer.

The talented Octagon cast of four are Nick Green, Graham Smith, Sonja Jelsma and Juleigh Parker. Smith and Parker are both newcomers to the Whangarei theatre scene but have had extensive experience on stage in Auckland.

Smith performed in Riverside Theatre's production last year of Silly Old Buggers.

The director of Looking, Cynthia Cahill, is enjoying her first production in Whangarei after many years of acting and directing in Auckland theatres.

The Octagon Theatre presents this play as a dinner and show event, or show only. Tickets can be bought at The Piggery Bookshop in Walton St. The play opens on Friday for 11 performances.

- Northern Advocate

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