2018 Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

by Joe Landry
Directed by Kerry Hynes

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Playscripts, Inc.

Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club
24, 25, 31 August and 1 September. Private Show 4 October 2018

Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of sound effects and musical underscoring.

A serial killer’s ominous presence lurks around every corner in this murder mystery set in foggy London in the music hall era. When there’s a knock at the door late one night, Ellen and Robert Bunting open their door to more than just a stranger wanting to rent a room … but what will it mean for their daughter Daisy?

All is not as it seems as Bijou Cinema owner Carl Verloc, his American wife Winnie and her little brother Stevie become embroiled in a dastardly bomb plot in London. Will undercover detective Ted Spencer unravel the plot in time? Tick tock, tick tock…

Act 3 – THE 39 STEPS
Richard Hannay is visiting London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents after a disturbance at a music hall. Later that night, Annabella is murdered and chief suspect Hannay must try to break the spy ring to prove his innocence. From an epic train chase to a feisty love interest, Hannay has his work cut out for him as he searches for the truth about … The 39 Steps.

Length: 135 minutes including 15 minute interval
Refreshments available before the show and at Interval

We also invited our audience to come in their best 1940s gear and gave a prize to the best dressed!


Downloadable poster and images here:


Cast members: Tarun Penukonda, Penelope Hunt, Peter Harvey, Makushla Bourke, Jonathan Bignell, Marna Smith, Susan Veness

Crew: Lis Shelley & Dennis Stanton (Sound and Lighting), Marna Smith and Robyn Whitby – Bus Stop Costumes (Costumes), Judy Shelley, Gail Smith, Sue Muffler, Denise Brown (Front of House)

Thank you to Sam Martin and David Sparks – Pirate Studios for sound equipment loan/hire, and Jesse Tankard at Picture Show Man Cinema for loan of props.