Low-brow theatre at Bottom: Live

THERE'S a new company in the theatre world of the Northern Rivers and you can get your first taste of it tonight.

Lefthand Productions' first play Bottom: Live, based on the '90s television series, kicks off at the Rochdale Theatre.

The original series and it's adaptation to the stage was written by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones) and is a raucous comedy about two guys who haven't managed to grow up.

After working with several theatre companies in the area, John Taylor along with co-star Jason Smith and the rest of the LHP crew decided there was something missing in the region.

"We looked at what all the other theatre companies in the area were doing and decided we wanted to lower the bar," Taylor says.

"This particular show we're looking at a primarily adult audi- ence who haven't grown up. People who can appreciate fart jokes."

The play revolves around two characters Richard Richards (Taylor) and Eddie Hitler (Smith) who are two grubby blokes who do everything below the belt.

Richards is looking for some female affection but living with Hitler, in a flat in Lismore, doesn't help his chances.

For some laugh-out-loud comedy head to the Rochdale Theatre tonight, Friday or Saturday, 7.30pm. Tickets at the door $15/20. The production runs Thursday, Friday Saturday until November 26.




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