THE BREAKFAST CLUB
DATE: JULY 26-28, 2018
TIME: 7.30PM (plus matinee on July 28 at 2.30pm)
COST: $32.20 standard, $27.20 concession, $22.20 child/full-time student, $82 family 2A + 2C, $92.20 family 2A + 3C
SUITABLE FOR: Ages 13+
WHERE: Koorliny Arts Centre, Theatre 1
RUNNING TIME: TBA
Adapted for stage and directed by feature film director, Brenton Foale, the production promises to be extremely popular with audiences who grew up in the eighties, and loved films such as Pretty In Pink, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, and of course, The Breakfast Club.
Since the original release of the John Hughes motion picture in 1985, The Breakfast Club has remained a favourite with those who saw it during its original theatrical release, and is just as popular with today’s younger generation of teens.
Starring Blair Allen, Arianne Westcott-King, Cameron Fawcett, Rebecca Collin, Archer Larwood, Ian Banks, Claire Burke, Sarah Fawcett, Harrison Bond, Brenton Foale, and Nick Fawcett, this production is a faithful adaptation, remaining as close as possible to the original motion picture screenplay.
The play follows the story of five students at the fictional Fremantle High School, as they attend a Saturday detention in March 1984. While not complete strangers, they all come from different social circles and backgrounds: John Bender “The Criminal”, Claire Standish “The Princess”, Andrew Clark “The Athlete”, Allison Reynolds “The Basket case”, and Brian Johnson “The Brain”.
As part of their detention, Assistant Principal Richard Vernon gives them each the task of writing an essay describing who they think they are.
Throughout the nine-hour detention the students pass their time telling stories, fighting, rebelling and ultimately discovering who they are.
This is the story of five teenagers with nothing in common, who discover their lives are all very similar. Through changes they undergo throughout the day, they become best friends. This is the story of The Breakfast Club.
A Fremantle Performing Artists production.