A BORDER adaptation of an English comedy play will show the funny side of things after a tumultuous time for the arts.
The Other Theatre Company will present One Man, Two Guvnors in Albury from December 16-18.
Director Valerie Ratcliff said the three-show season would go ahead after myriad challenges amid the global pandemic.
She said they had encountered lockdowns, zoom rehearsals and date and location changes.
"Since auditions in June we've had a couple of zoom rehearsals," she said.
"But we're rehearsing twice a week and we're thrilled and excited with how it's come together."
Set in 1963 in England and based on the 1743 Commedia dell'arte style comedy play A Servant of Two Masters, One Man, Two Guvnors is a contemporary work with broad appeal.
Ratcliff said many elements came together to make the show delightfully funny and family-friendly to boot.
"There's a lot of witty writing and well-timed physical humour," Ratcliff said.
"There is a live band that plays in between."
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Border genre-bending band The Remnantz will perform covers of show songs and original music they have been working on since April.
Riverina actor Hamish Brown will play the lead role of Francis Henshall alongside a cast of 10.
Joined by her daughters as assistant director and stage manager and husband as producer, Ratcliff said the show was a family affair.
She said they watched the National Theatre - London show starring English comedian James Corden on YouTube during the national lockdown last year.
"I decided to pitch it to The Other Theatre Company to give it a go," she said.
"People are guaranteed to get a laugh out of it!"
One Man, Two Guvnors will run at Albury Showgrounds on December 16, 17 and 18 from 7pm..
There will be wine and picnic packs on sale, making it ideal for Christmas parties.
Bookings are available via Trybooking: trybooking.com/BTVOT
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