Laughter, tears, song for all at Grandparents Club

WHERE would we be without our dedicated army of grandparents – they’re grand … it’s in the name.

A new, original Australian musical comedy – The Grandparents Club – celebrates the wonderful world of grandparenting and it’s swinging into Canterbury League Club in early June.
Written by comedy legend Wendy Harmer with music from John Field that will have you humming all the way home, this 90-minute revue is performed by a stellar cast led by Lynne McGranger from Home and Away fame as Liz, Laurence Coy as Jimmy Bigelow, Meredith O’Reilly as Maria, and Andrew James as Jeff.
The Grandparents Club is an all-you-can-eat buffet of stand-up, send-up and song in the Club’s ‘bar’ with club president and host, Jimmy Bigelow and regulars Jeff, Liz and Maria.
They discuss all things grandchildren as well as getting older but trying to stay younger with hilarious results.
“Grandparents aren’t what they used to be. It’s been such fun to upend the old stereotypes of grannies in aprons making scones and grandpas tinkering away in sheds,” Wendy said.
“Today’s grandparents are adventurous, engaged and no longer ‘invisible’. They play a vital role in modern family life.”
Not just a musical, The Grandparents Club is an invitation to join a club where everyone is part of the ‘grand’ adventure of life and of course, what happens at the Grandparents Club stays at the Grandparents Club.
After spending so much time on our TV screens, Lynne says it’s been wonderful to get back to her stage theatre roots.
“Wendy’s writing is sensational and I’m surrounded by a cast of incredibly talented people; it’s the perfect afternoon out for all ages and a great opportunity to bring along your granny for a big laugh,” she said.
“As well as humour, there’s tears, beautiful touching moments and we cover different ethnicities, it’s got everything.”
Book for the Sunday afternoon show on June 2 at