SHOCK: Test your tolerance for suspense during the Tugun Theatre Company’s latest production. Photo: Supplied
SHOCK: Test your tolerance for suspense during the Tugun Theatre Company’s latest production. Photo: Supplied

Murder and mayhem hits the stage

SHOCK is the latest murder mystery being delivered by the Tugun Theatre Company.

An English cottage in the woods is where Maggie, played by Rianna Hartney-Smith, is celebrating her birthday with some friends.

Prominent among these guests are what director Margaret Radcliffe said were men Maggie had a tendency to "acquire".

"A line from the play goes something like this: 'If men were butterflies, Maggie would have them pinned on the wall'."

Ms Radcliffe said murder and mayhem was to be expected during this whodunnit.

"Who is the guilty party?

"You will not know until the end of the play.

"Mostly it's a gripping thriller, but there will be a couple of lines to relieve tension which will hopefully be established."

Maggie is an airline stewardess who has been grounded as the sole survivor of a devastating crash.

She is joined by Terry Dexter who has only just passed his physical to return to piloting; neighbour Jenny Rayner who is convinced her husband Peter is engaged in an adulterous relationship with Maggie; and Ann who believes her boyfriend Steve is going to propose to her.

Ms Radcliffe says hippy Andy also brings along a painting of Maggie which "causes some consternation among the ranks".

Shock opens on May 10 and runs until May 26 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The curtain opens at 7.30pm and during Saturday matinees at 2pm.

The Tugun Village Community Centre show costs $15 for adults and $12 for concessions and groups of 10-plus.

Phone Mandy on 07 5522 4740 to book.



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