The Book Club, written by Roger Hall, stars Amanda Muggleton, one of Australia’s most versatile and provocative leading ladies, and best known in her native UK for her starring role as Chrissie Latham in the cult 1970s TV show Prisoner Cell Block H.
Deb can’t quite shake the feeling there’s something missing in her life. Her kids have left home. Her husband is sport-obsessed. Meanwhile, she dreams of getting love letters in the post from Martin Amis. When her friend Trish pushes her to join the eccentric local book club, self-confessed bookaholic Deb decides there’s nothing to lose. Little does she know her fantasies will start to become reality….
The Book Club will premiere at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington for a four-week season from Tuesday 11 October to Saturday 5 November.
Amanda Muggleton was born in London’s Stepney and emigrated to Australia in 1974. She is a two-time Helpmann Award-winner for her portrayal of Maria Callas in Master Class and another for the musical, Eureka. She has won other awards for The Book Club, Shirley Valentine, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Annie.