Viagara Falls – Sweeten Up!

When triple divorcee Fran, borrows a small container of artificial sweeteners from her nervous husband-to-be Eric, she has no idea of the havoc that will wreak on the peaceful retirement village where they both live. 


In the week preceding their wedding, Serenity Gardens Retirement Village in Cemetery Road, not only appears to have lost its quiet, civilised charm – it looks like it’s descending fast into mayhem and anarchy!

Resident snoop, the uptight Jane Parker is particularly alarmed when men in kaftans are spotted furtively visiting the unit of her neighbours, the ex-Reverend Ian Bell and his sociable wife Kitty.


Is the broad-minded vicar-turned-marriage celebrant grooming a cell of elderly terrorists? Jane wonders. And should the most disruptive of them – the loud-mouthed, vulgar, bag-pipe playing Scotsman, Jock – be reported to the media as a sexual predator?


Only one person in Serenity Gardens knows the real reason behind all this chaos. Shy bridegroom Eric has lost the Viagra pills he obtained from his charismatic Indian GP, Dr Sahdu…. the Viagra pills that he subsequently hid in the container, Sweeten Up to deceive the unsuspecting Fran…READ MORE.



Red Ticket Comedy Theatre is looking for male and female senior citizens to light up the stage! All welcome.

Open Auditions are being held on Saturday, 10 November 1pm at Studio 188, Brisbane Road, Ipswich, Qld.


Theatre Biographies

Alan Youngson


Scots born Alan Youngson has worked in performing arts for 50 years in both Canada and Australia including: character Actor in 40 plays; Director of 54 shows; 5 years as Executive Producer, Brisbane Warana Festival; 25 years as Drama Teacher, Speech Coach, Trainer and Arts Consultant as well as 20 years as Artistic Director / Manager of Performing Arts Centres. 

His speciality is directing comedy, farce and revue shows – most recently, “Run for Your Wife” and “Adventure Before Dementia” – as well as writing, performing and winning several Toastmaster Humorous Speech Contests.

Janet Findlay headshot


Local Ipswich actress and comedienne Janet Findlay is best known for her impersonation of Queen Elizabeth. With a career spanning over 40 years, Janet has performed in Australia, New Zealand and the US, and once had a play staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

A former radio copywriter, an occasional performance poet, an enthusiastic artist and crafts person.

Janet is also well-known as half of the lively music/ comedy duo The Babbling Trillbillys. With singer Joy Winnel, she wrote lyrics for and performed in three successful shows at Studio 188, Ipswich as well as entertaining in Seniors’ clubs and Retirement facilities throughout South East Queensland.

With Viagara Falls – Sweeten Up, Janet has tried her hand at playwrighting comedy and farce for the first time and has enjoyed taking on the challenges of the genre and working with Co-Author, Actor, Director and Theatre Manager, Alan Youngson.

In 2016 Janet and Alan previously collaborated , wrote and performed in the revue show, Adventure Before Dementia! starring The Two Merry-Geriatrics and The Babbling Trillbillys!