6th March - 22nd March 2020
Directed By Jan Cook
Musical Director Simone Berry
Take a well-known plotline like a murder mystery from the famed writer Agatha Christie, add 1930’s English music hall-type songs, liberally lace the play with satirical, funny, over the top comedy and you have ‘Something’s Afoot’, a zany, entertaining musical.
Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm.
One by one they’re picked off by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library,
the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit.
A cast of stereotypical characters – the butler, the maid, the colonel, the grande-dame, the amateur detective, etc. – and all performed on one set, that proves to be the real star of the show.
When the characters enter the Grand Entrance Hall of Rancour's Retreat, they are singing and dancing their way into an incredible booby trap!
WHODUNIT? Here's a hint – it wasn't the butler!
Lettie (maid) : Amanda Gordon
Flint (caretaker) : Rob Doyle
Clive ( Butler) : David Pfeiffer
Hope (ingenue) : Olivia Stevens-Seers
Dr. Grayburn : Adrian Davis
Nigel (nephew) : Chris Francis
Lady Manley-Prowe: Wendy Jamison
Colonel Gilweather : Robert Sanders
Miss Tweed (elderly amateur detective) : Cate Storen
Geoffrey (college student) : Billy Axford
33 Lord Street, Port Macquarie NSW
(02) 6584 6663
The Players Theatre Inc. owns and operates the Players Theatre.
This superb, 225 seat venue not only provides first class
entertainment for residents of the Port Macquarie and Hastings
region, but enables the community to be involved and experience all
facets of theatre including acting, directing, set design, stage construction, make-up and costuming.
The ‘Players ‘ have been active for over 50 years, consistently staging 5-6 productions annually
ranging from drama, comedy, musical and pantomime.
The theatre is also available for hire to outside organisations and operates a Costume Hire Dept.
boasting an extensive range of theatrical and party costumes for hire.