Part of the Subiaco Theatre Festival
Presented by Subiaco Arts Centre and Lisa Louttit & Taryn Ryan
When He Gets That Way follows the whims of two fancifully romantic, fiercely ambitious women as they strive to outplay each other using wit, charm, songs, and their beloved diary entries in this absurdist battle between mistress and servant. The sublime meets the ridiculous as Lady Annabelle and her social climbing handmaid Christiane share secrets, gossip, and clash over HIM in this hilarious take on class, womanhood and power.
Downtown Abbey meets Monty Python, When He Gets That Way is a light comedy with a poisonous bite, peppered with quaint drawing room ditties.
Nominated for the 2017 Martin Sims Award, When He Gets That Way is produced and performed by Perth-based New York theatre artist Lisa Louttit (Dir: [PORTO]) and acclaimed Perth actress Taryn Ryan (Once We Lived Here, Laika: A Staged Radio Play).
"A deliciously wicked and consummately performed piece of dark tomfoolery that you should make it your business to see." – The West Australian
“Smart, funny, and entertaining…a must see!” – Perth Theatre Reviews
“Ryan is a knockout and her Christiane is ambiguous, sweet and sinister…she keeps us guessing right to the end” – The West Australian
"She's a mess of contradictions, and absolutely lovable for it. Louttit is an unquestionably gifted actress..." -The Scotsman, Edinburgh Fringe
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