IN 2005 - Played 19 venues over 10 weeks on national tour
An hysterical comedy set in Ancient Rome, FLATFOOT is a very different play from David Williamson
Playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (Drew Forsythe) has to convince his producer, Crassus Dives (John Gregg) that his new play will be a hit and not offend the Roman Censor.
"Forsythe shines – great timing – well paced energy and witty barbs"
Lenny Ann Low, Sydney Morning Herald
"great performance skills of Drew Forsythe, who has more funny walks, voices,grimaces and gestures than you can poke a stick at"
John McCallum, The Australian
"a public masterclass in the creation of comedy"
Colin Rose, The Sun-Herald
"As long as there are performers like Drew Forsythe, the awesomely talented shape-shifter, there will be relief from our trials and tribulations. Thumbs up to laughing out loud."
Chris Boyd, Herald Sun (Melbourne)
"It is Forsythe's amazing ability to create eleven distinct characters that entertains, ably supported by a suitably stern John Gregg representing the Roman establishment, and Tina Bursill as a very early feminist. Forsythe lifts our expectations each time he makes a new entrance, transformed in the swing of a door into a brain-challenged snitch of a servant, a jealous old husband, a lusty, young slave, a vanity-blinded, pompous general, etc. His performance makes it all worthwhile."
Helen Thomson, The Age