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MAMIL Remounts for "Le Tour d'Isaac" in May

MAMIL Remounts for "Le Tour d'Isaac" in May



MAMIL
(Remounted)
BY GREGORY COOPER

Thu 31 May – Sat 2 June 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

Following a sell-out premiere season across New Zealand, much-loved Kiwi actor Mark Hadlow remounts for a final ride into Christchurch in the acclaimed one man show, MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra), in all its lurid lycra glory for ‘Le Tour d’Isaac’.
MAMIL, by Gregory Cooper, was lauded in rave reviews in its first outing, and returns to the stage for four shows only, from Thursday 31 May to Saturday 2 June at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch.

Achingly funny and poignant, MAMIL Remounted explores the male midlife crisis, where the super bike and cycling culture reign supreme. Bryan Cook (Mark Hadlow) is a property developer who has accumulated a small fortune building leaking homes. He’s a stressed out, self-medicating, self loathing arse, killing himself to increase his bank balance while decreasing his golf handicap. When things fall apart due to the GFC of 2007 he joins a men’s cycling group to relieve stress - and makes a few startling discoveries in various cracks and crevices.
Shining as the affable, yet uncomfortably relatable anti-hero in the one-man show, Hadlow commands the stage. One of NZ’s favourite actors, the role of Bryan is a perfect fit for Mark. Bringing his energetic presence and childlike enthusiasm to the character, he breathes life into the cleverly crafted monologues to delight even the most stoic of MAMIL-phobes.
Hadlow says: “I’m so excited to be bringing the “team” back together for a final ride, in ChCh again, creating the hilarious peloton of Wayne the crusty old retired builder, Harry Krishna, the dairy owner from Papatoetoe; Seamus the grumpy Irish piss head and not to forget the autistic genius of bankruptcy liquidator James Benge......all centred around the flawed anti hero Bryan Cook, a failed property developer from the GFC, peddling crazily toward redemption on “Pinarello” the abusive opera singing road bike.
There are others, but it’ll spoil the surprise when you see it!
Greg Cooper (the writer) and myself still find MAMIL a surprise, every audience finding something different within its vibrant versatile content. MAMIL is at least a twice in a lifetime live theatre experience fascinating at every outing.
Finally and most importantly, you don’t have to be a biker to enjoy MAMIL (Remounted), it’s a chance for non riders to giggle at the absurdity of Lycra abuse in all its glory. MAMIL (Remounted) is something for everyone, male or female, seniors or juniors.
I can’t wait and I’m bloody in it! I’m the only one in it!”.
Praise for the debut season of MAMIL:

“Hadlow’s performance is incredibly impressive and he is unafraid to put himself out there. He leaves himself raw and vulnerable as he portrays a middle-aged man slowly reconnecting with his body, his relationships and his life” – The Press

“I was left in awe… Hadlow’s great performance is coupled with a genius storyline that touches on all the topics that I suspect most middle-aged men wouldn’t like to talk about” – 3 News
MAMIL (Remounted)
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Thursday 31 May - Saturday 2 June
90 minutes – no interval
Age recommendation 15+
Tickets: Groups $44 | Adult $55 | Limited VIP Seating $77.50
Presale: Wednesday 21 Feb | General sale: Friday 23 Feb
To book: Visit ticketek.co.nz or call 0800 TICKETEK

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