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.
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
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.