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.
Act 1 – THE LODGER
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?
Act 2 – SABOTAGE
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:
- Download A4 printable poster here (A4 PDF 6MB)
- Download printable 4 postcard sheet here (A4 PDF 102K)
- Download mini poster jpg image here (600 x 849 JPG 267K)
- Download web banner image here (1175 x 628 JPG 253K)
CAST AND CREW PHOTOS
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.