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Footprint brings Hitchcock to Pambula stage as radio drama

Ian Campbell 29 August 2018
Tarun Penukonda and Jonathan Bignell on stage in Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. Photo: Supplied.

Tarun Penukonda and Jonathan Bignell on stage in Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play. Photo: Supplied.

This Friday and Saturday is your last chance to experience one of the masters of suspense in a truly unique piece of local theatre.

Will Ted unravel the bomb plot in time?

Will Hannay clear his name as a murderer before he himself gets killed?

Will Daisy escape the serial killer in foggy London?

The ever dynamic, Pambula based Footprint Theatre company has the answers.

Back to the glory days of radio drama with Kush Bourke and Marna Smith. Photo: Supplied.

Back to the glory days of radio drama with Kush Bourke and Marna Smith. Photo: Supplied.

Spies, murder, love – the trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s live radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials via WBFR Radio in New York City.

‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’ by Joe Landry is a triple feature highlighting the master’s earlier works; ‘The Lodger’, ‘Sabotage’ and ‘The 39 Steps’.

Directed by Kerry Hynes, Footprint brings the glory days radio drama to life, recreating a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion, through the magic of live actors, sound effects, and musical underscoring.

Footprint's Peter Harvey. Photo: Supplied.

Footprint’s Peter Harvey. Photo: Supplied.

Audiences are encouraged to dress 1940s style, befitting of a ‘live studio audience’ of the time, with a prize for the best dressed.

Tickets are $15 to $25, shows are at 7.30 pm this Friday (August 31) and Saturday (September 1) as well as 2 pm matinee on Saturday, at Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club.

For tickets visit Footprint Theatre’s website or call 6495 7160.

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