By Aidan Fennessy, Jim Russell and Marty Sheargold. Tasmanian Theatre Co. Theatre Royal Backspace, Hobart. Directed by Guy Hooper and Charles Parkinson. 20 September – 6 October, 2102.
It’s either an urban myth or a truism that chicks (even old ones) love tradies. The Tasmanian Theatre Co. presentation of The Trade set out to make us all, if not like, at least relate to, painters Steve (Andrew Casey), Stu (Matt Wilson) and Gavin (Scott Farrow). As part of its 2012 season, Tas. Theatre Co. presented an Australian comedy which is described as “very funny and very rude” by co-director Charles Parkinson. With actors Casey, Wilson, and Scott Farrow, director Guy Hooper milked the play for every laugh.