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Play On!

Author: Rick Abbot

Director: Robert Lister

Genre: Comedy

15 Nov - 1 Dec 2024​

Mount Eliza Community Centre, Mount Eliza

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A hilarious love letter to community theatre, 'Play on!' tells the story of a plucky community theatre group, try to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play” with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever.


The director/theatre manager, Gerry, thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge. Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the cast is disgruntled, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere!


Sun 4th August - 2-5pm

Mon 5th August - 7:30-9:30pm


The Shed, Overport Park, Somerset Rd, Frankston South


Robert Lister (Director) :



Characters Summary

3M (20s – 60s); 7F (Teen -50s) 

Characters Description

Aggie Manville (F 30+) – A stage manager and prompter.

Geraldine “Gerry” Dunbar (F 30+) – A community theatre director.
Henry Benish (M 40+) – A character actor (“Lord Dudley”)
Polly Benish (F 40+) – A character actress (“Lady Margaret”)
Marla “Smitty” Smith (F 18-30) – A supporting player (“Doris the maid”)
Saul Watson (M 40+) – A villain (“Doctor Rex Forbes”)
Billy Carewe (M 18-30) – A juvenile (“Stephen Sellers”)
Violet Imbry (F 18-30) – An ingenue (“Diana Lassiter”)

Louise Imbry (F 20-60+) - A Sound-Lighting-Scenic technician

Phyllis Montague (F 40+) – A novice playwright in the community.


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You will then be contacted by the director to arrange a time.

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