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Melbourne Move  is no Easy Street

Melbourne Move is no Easy Street

What: Zigzag Street
Where: Civic Theatre
When: Friday May 27, 2005

AUTHOR Nick Earls' bestselling novel Zigzag Street has been transformed into a hit stage production which will appear at Civic Theatre Newcastle this month.

It follows the life of 28-year-old single Richard Derrington who is left reeling after the break-up of his relationship with girlfriend Anna.

He relocates to Melbourne in an attempt to move on but finds himself eating badly, doing his job badly, playing tennis badly and stalling at the start of renovating his beloved grandmother's house.

The more he tries to be a better man, the more things get out of control.

Zigzag Street covers six weeks of his life in the house his grandparents built, during which he experiences chaos, poor judgment, interpersonal clumsiness and, eventually, hope.

Reviews of the stage interpretation have been strong, with the Sydney Morning Herald describing it as ``bloated with fantastic ideas, constantly chortling with funny situations and damned clever writing''.

Produced by Queensland's legendary La Boite Theatre Company, Zigzag Street opens at the Civic Theatre on Friday, May 27, and continues with performances until Saturday.

Tickets are on sale now through the theatre on 4929 1977 or online at ticketek.com.au

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