Play within a play murder mystery

Augusta Margaret River Times

Margaret River Senior High School Year 11 and 12 drama students will present one-act play The Real Inspector Hound.

The Tom Stoppard comedy was written more than 50 years ago and is a “play within a play”.

The plot follows two theatre critics watching a whodunit-style murder mystery performance for a review.

Drama teacher Mem McCormack said the audience “should not expect logic or realism, or anything to make sense whatsoever”.

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“The two drama critics become so transfixed with their own desires they are blind to the plot twists unfolding and eventually they fall victim to the ultimate crime,” she said.

Students have rehearsed for weeks, and have been involved in all areas of the production, including costumes and set design.

Mrs McCormack said the play was suited to a mature audience.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and concessions and can be bought at the door or by contacting the school on 9757 0700.

The play starts at 7pm at the high school auditorium.

It will be on from Monday, April 9 through to Thursday, April 12.

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