The hugely successful 1990s cult novel He Died with a Felafel in His Hand comes to the Perth stage this June, exploring the madness of sharing house with the good, the bad and the ugly. Well, mainly bad and ugly.
Described as “one of the funniest Australian novels ever written” with sales of more than 300,000 copies and counting, He Died with a Felafel in His Hand also has the record of the longest-running stage play in Australian history.
Not seen in Perth since its WA debut 10 years ago, the playwrights have updated their script to give it a local feel, meaning this version has never been seen before.
Groovy Boots Theatre is bringing it to life, taking the show back to its pub origins by staging it at
The Flying Scotsman’s Velvet Lounge in Mount Lawley. As author John Birmingham says: “It gets funnier the more beer you have while watching it.”
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand plays at 8pm, June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 and 7pm June 16 and 23 (Thursdays, Saturdays and a slightly earlier show on Sundays).
Tickets are $27, $24 concession (plus transaction fee) – book through TAZTix on 9255 3336 or www.TAZTix.com.au. Alternatively, tickets are $30 at the door. Please note: this is a strictly adults-only event that contains coarse language, adult themes, simulated drug use, nudity, sexual references and scenes.
The Flying Scotsman’s Velvet Lounge is at 639 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, on the corner of Grosvenor Road (near Walcott Street).