The Opposite Sex at the Wendt | Sunday Observer

The Opposite Sex at the Wendt

Nothing beats a good dinner party - well at least that’s what Mark Baker thinks. Little does he know of the frenzy of events that are about to unfold.

Amateur Theatre Company “Cold Theatre 7” prepares to stage its latest undertaking, “The Opposite Sex,’ helped by the troupe’s Artistic Director Kevin Cruze.

It was seven enthusiastic thespians who founded the company five years ago, with the first ever production being Agatha Christie’s renowned play, ‘And Then There Were None’ in November 2013, resulting in a theatrical success. CT7’s second major production was another Agatha Christie play entitled ‘The Mousetrap’ - regarded as the world’s longest running play of all time - which was staged to near full-house audiences in January 2015 at the Lionel Wendt. In the short time since its inception, CT7 ventured into the world of musical theatre when it collaborated with the students of St. Joseph’s College and St. Bridget’s Convent in the performance of ‘Peter Pan - The Musical’ in December 2016. The troupe then took on the Reginald Rose favourite “Twelve Angry Men” in 2017 by adding a bit of dramatic flair and staging not only the men but “Twelve Angry Women” as well.

Branching out into new territories this November, Kevin Cruze and CT7 take on their first-ever full-length comedy, an exciting new chapter in the troupe’s journey.

Written by David Tristram “The Opposite Sex”, is a contemporary farce on marriage and relationships with a bittersweet twist. Set in the 1980s, the story follows two couples who, unbeknownst to each other, have a secret in common. Bringing the characters to life on stage are Shehan ‘Babs’Wijemanne and Wayne White as Mark, Sulo Perera as Vicky, Wasaam Ismail as Derrick and Kavitha Gunesekera as Jeanette.

This rib-tickling take on a dinner party gone wrong will not only leave you in stitches, but also have you reflecting on your own lives.

“The Opposite Sex” will be staged at the Lionel Wendt Theatre, from November 16 to 18, 7.30pm