24 February - 28 MarchCremorne Theatre, QPACBuy tickets
In a nutshell
Tongue-in-cheek noir thrills as four actors deliver hundreds of characters and thousands of laughs
A night at the theatre goes spectacularly wrong for dashing adventurer Richard Hannay, ending with a glamorous secret agent dead in his arms. Stiffening his upper lip, our handsome hero dives straight into a thrilling wartime conspiracy in this ripping laugh-a-minute romp.
Classic film noir melds seamlessly with zany comedy as Hannay clings to trains, dangles from bridges and is harried across the moors by machine-gun fire – all recreated through fiendishly inventive stage wizardry. With just four actors playing a titanic cast of 139 characters, this riotous retro spy caper is performed at breakneck speed with a knowing wink to the audience and a tip of the hat to Alfred Hitchcock and Tony Hancock.
After a record-breaking season at State Theatre Company South Australia, former Queensland Theatre Associate Director Jon Halpin returns to Brisbane to direct an all-Queensland cast including Hugh Parker and Leon Cain.
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Cast Includes Liz Buchanan, Leon Cain, Hugh Parker, Bryan Probets
Designer Ailsa Paterson
Lighting Designer David Murray
Composer/Sound Designer Stuart Day
Dialect Coach Helen Howard
Choreographer Christopher Horsey
Monday 19 February, 6pm - 7pm
Cremorne Theatre, QPAC
This production contains smoke and haze, strobe lighting and use of replica guns.
Approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.
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