What was the last book you read? Perhaps it was a romance? Or a comedy? And maybe you discussed it with friends? That’s exactly what Amanda Muggleton did at the opening night of her hilarious hit show ‘The Book Club’. For ninety minutes we were all Amanda’s friends.
Amanda Muggleton is well known in the UK for her television work, she played Chrissie Lathem in ”Prisoner Cell Block H”, but she is perhaps better known in Australia for her long and successful career on the stage. She’s been performing ‘The Book Club’ on and off since 1999, but this is the first time she’s brought it to London.
‘The Book Club’ is a one-woman show, written by Roger Hall, that originally lasted two and a half hours, but has been adapted to a more enjoyable ninety minutes. Amanda Muggleton plays ‘Deborah’, a bored housewife who joins a local book club, where, over wine and dessert, a group of women discuss popular novels. Eventually Deborah’s life begins to mirror the title character of one of the books.