Sunday, May 5, 2019

Back to the 40s

Save the date - May 31st is the opening of Series 3 of The Wireless Chronicles -  Armed and Languorous.  Opening at the Royal Exchange Salon Theatre (ReX) in Bolton Street for an 8pm start.

The Wireless Chronicles is an evening at the wireless - a Live Radio Play interspersed with the music and stories of the decade.  There are 4 in the series - set in the 20s, the 30s, the 40s and the 50s.  The show is delivered in the setting of a radio station with OUR audience forming the live-in-studio radio audience.  The shows are an evening (or sometimes an afternoon) of pure entertainment with plenty of laughs.

In Series 3, our Radio Play has a change of name to the Devious Digit of Destiny.  Our characters are gathered for the announcement of the end of the war, reflecting on how they survived those tough years, and - in the case of our bumbling gangsters - how they turned a quid, illegally of course! We've said goodbye to Hank the Yank Tank, and to Maurice, Enzo, and Dazza.  Now wait til you meet the incomers - oh my!  Our bent bunch will be playing both sides of the fence and in some pretty dicey buildings, like; parliament house; the Duck for Cover Club; and a dubious pie shop.  

 The 1940s had some beautiful music and some fascinating stories to share.  Be part of the fun over the May/June weekend.
3 shows:   May 31st 8pm + June 2nd 5pm at the Rex theatre  +
 June 1st 2pm at the Dungeon.
Email for bookings:  bookings@maureen.com.au
GO TO THE WIRELESS CHRONICALS  PAGE FOR A REHEARSAL MINI-CLIP

Thursday, March 21, 2019

THEY'RE BACK!

Yup, those whacky characters Squiffy Naylor, Fat Freddy, Insp. Faulkner and Fifi la More are returning this year for the THIRD series of 
.......THE WIRELESS CHRONICLES
But before I release the frantic antics of their latest escapades, there'll be an encore showing of Series Two: Bottoms UP!  (for those who missed it last year - OR - who saw it last year and want the opportunity to see it again!)  You can catch just 2 performances of Bottoms UP!  on May 3/8pm and May 5/5pm at the Royal Exchange Salon Theatre.  Book tickets on 4929 4969
 ............In the third series - Armed and Languorous - we see some new characters joining the farcical flock which has been finding innovative ways to turn an illegal quid during the war years.  We meet up with the bent bunch at the announcement of peace and discover that there's been quite a few changes.  And some devious new doings.  As we traverse between parliament house, police headquarters, the Duck for Cover Club, and - the pie shop?! - we meet a 
few new characters playing both sides of the game.  Get ready for a new batch of laughs.  
May 31, June 1, June 2  at the ReX and The Dungeon.
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The Wireless Chronicles is a series of four live shows set as a live broadcast from a radio station during the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s. Each show comprises: Music and stories of the people and times from each decade; interspersed by 6 consecutive episodes of a Radio Play set in Sydney during the decade – a Crime Farce based around the ongoing escapades of Squiffy Naylor [4th cousin 6 times removed of infamous Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor] and his gang of misfits, local brothel and bar owner Fifi La More, and her paramour Faulkner of the Constabulary, along with various questionable characters.
Written by local Playwright and Author Maureen O’Brien, delivered with a troupe of 6 players and musicians, all sharing the various voices. Audience participation is encouraged.