The Perfect Murder - Casting
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Woy Woy Little Theatre | Saturday, 11 March 2023
Hold onto your seats, theatre fans, because Woy Woy Little Theatre is gearing up to stage a killer production of "The Perfect Murder" by the dynamic duo of Hugh Janes and Jeffrey Archer.
This suspenseful whodunit centers around John Hoskins, a successful businessman and dutiful husband who has grown tired of his marriage to his wife, Elizabeth. Fueled by a desire for a fresh start, John decides that the only way to be truly free is to knock off his old ball and chain. But as they say, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry," and John's plot quickly unravels, leading to a series of unexpected twists and turns.
Now, you may be thinking, "Another murder mystery? What's so special about this one?" Well, let me tell you, dear reader, that "The Perfect Murder" is not your run-of-the-mill whodunit. First of all, the script is sharp and witty, with plenty of one-liners and dark humor that will keep you on the edge of your seat while laughing out loud. Janes and Archer are masters of their craft, and their collaboration on this play is no exception.
But beyond the clever writing, "The Perfect Murder" stands out because of its relatable characters and their all-too-human motivations. We've all had moments where we've felt trapped in a situation or relationship, and Jphn's desperation to break free is both understandable and terrifying. Joan, too, is a complex character with her own secrets and desires, and the interplay between the two is both tense and fascinating.
And let's not forget about the production itself. With direction by the talented Terry Collins, "The Perfect Murder" promises to be a theatrical feast for the senses. From the set design to the costumes, every detail will transport you into the heart of the story and keep you guessing until the final curtain call.
So, whether you're a seasoned theatre-goer or a newcomer to the world of live performance, "The Perfect Murder" is a must-see play that will leave you both entertained and enthralled. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this killer production at Woy Woy Little Theatre this August! You'd better be quick as over a third of all seats have already been sold.. It's going to be a ripper!
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Adapted from a story by Jeffrey Archer. Carla Moorland has been murdered, and accountant John Hoskins, who has been having an affair with her, is certain he knows who did it - himself. John's wife Elizabeth, rather than calling the police, is determined to keep John out of prison, even if it means that an innocent man will be punished for the crime.
The play explores themes of greed, betrayal, and the consequences of one's actions. As the story unfolds, carefully crafted schemes begins to unravel and the audience is left guessing until the very end whether or not the murder will be successful.
Woy Woy Little Theatre is presenting The Perfect Murder at Peninsula Theatre Fri, 4th to 20th August '23
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