Sunset Strip's story of love and family dysfunction to take to the MPAC stage

Award-winning playwright, Suzie Miller's work will take to the stage in Mandurah later this month with an outstanding cast alongside lauded director Anthony Skuse.

Sunset Strip examines love, family dysfunction, making the best of bad situations and prosthetic breasts.

After a long bout of chemotherapy to treat breast cancer, Caroline, played by Eloise Snape, returns home to Sunset Strip.

This once thriving summer hot-spot, where the only people left are those who could never leave, now sees the lake completely dried up and the holiday-makers long gone.

Yet Caroline's younger sister, the ever-optimistic Phoebe, played by Emma Jackson, remains doggedly hopeful that things will get better.

Between a stint in rehab, caring for her dementia-suffering father, who has a penchant for training goldfish, and losing her kids temporarily to DOCS, Phoebe has finally managed to find love and security in Teddy, played by Simon Lyndon.

Teddy is a local fella with a big demons and bigger heart, and now that Caroline is back, Phoebe is blindly determined to prove that life can be as fabulous as it once was.

A play about families and people that find themselves placed in sorry situations, as so many do, Sunset Strip is a dark, funny and hopeful look at those 'why me?' moments that touch and colour so many lives.

Miller's deft writing and Skuse's razor-sharp direction perfectly reflects how people bumble through life against all sorts of challenges, some of which leave scars but make people stronger, and some that will never be completely overcome.

Sunset Strip will take to the stage at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 30.

The production is supported by Ramsay Health Care with experts available to chat to after the performance.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the box office on 9550 3900 or visit the MPAC website.