Two old men quietly ‘rust’ away in a nursing home, until their sympathetic nurse surprises one of them with an interesting and diverting excursion to a brothel. His sudden rejuvenation leads the other to insist on the same privilege. Oldies can be funny – but never funnier than when they talk about sex!
Alan’s play takes us on a joyous ride through the issue of geriatric sex.
When Alan Hopgood wrote Never Too Old, based on a true story in The Age, he thought it was an exceptional case. But he has since been told of others. One, of a retirement home on the Mornington Peninsula, where three elderly gentlemen hire a taxi to visit a certain establishment every Friday afternoon. And another establishment, restricted to the first floor because it was in a residential area, applied to have that restriction reviewed, because its older customers, including a 90 year old, couldn’t make it up the stairs.
“Just because you lose your legs doesn't mean you've lost everything! It was a great laugh. Did you use your Seniors Card?”
– Audience member, Forge Theatre and Arts Hub, Bairnsdale 2013
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