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Wicked comedy hits the Playhouse stage

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The Playhouse Theatre's next show is the comedy ‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody'. Photo: contributed.

The Playhouse Theatre’s next show is a comedy that will have audiences guessing…and laughing.

Director Bex Hutchins said ‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody', by playwright Ron Bernas, will appeal to all those who love a good laugh and a murder mystery.

“This six-character comedy is a spoof of, and love letter to, screwball comedies that audiences love and to stage mysteries in general,” Bex said.

“It features witty dialogue and laugh-out-loud slapstick comedy delivered by some of the Playhouse Theatre’s favourite actors, including Phil Fresta, Alison Esposito, Paul Burrell, Bonny Treloar, Tim Heffernan and Tim Greig.”

The play opens with the rich, bored Matthew (Phil Fresta) promising to kill his rich, bored wife Julia (Alison Esposito) so he can become a jet setter like his friend who recently lost his wife.

Julia, who's always about three steps ahead of him, plays along.

And so the game of cat and mouse begins – a hilarious year-long match of wits and the witless.

‘A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody' is on at The Playhouse Theatre for five performances on 6, 7, 13 and 14 October at 7:30pm, with a matinee on Sunday 8 October at 3pm.

Tickets are Adults – $23; Concession/Groups 10 + – $19.

Subscriber Bookings will open Saturday 16 September at 10am.

General Bookings open Sunday 17 September at 10am.

The Box Office will be open at the theatre, 2B Steffensen Street, weekends from 10am til 12 noon (in person or via phone 4153 1904) or online.

After their recent successful production of ‘The Addams Family Musical' The Playhouse Theatre are selling some of the props and costumes from that show.

Many of the props and costumes on offer were hand made at the theatre, and include approximately 50 ancestor costumes and a selection of lead costumes also available.

For more information on the sale, see the Playhouse Theatre website here.

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