Adelaide Fringe

Those Great Detectives Are Investigating Us Again For The Fringe

Those 5 star great 1950’s radio detectives are heading back our way once again. This time to try out the Fringe’s hottest new venue, LIVE on 5!

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage are happy to announce that the 5 Star, multiaward nominated production of Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live is making a triumphant return to Adelaide in the Adelaide Fringe at LIVE on 5, the hottest new Fringe venue.

The 1950s were the golden age of radio drama. Now you can relive 3 classic mysteries live on stage. Be immersed as this show recreates before your very eyes the experience of attending a 1950s radio drama recording, with scripts from old favourites Candy Matson and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar! Join us for an evening of mystery, intrigue and comedy.

This production features a phenomenal cast of Australian actors including,Benjamin Maio Mackay, Eden Trebilco, Julia Sciacca, and Jennifer Barry. The show was nominated for 6 Broadway World Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016, including 2 nominations for Best Leading Actor, a nomination for Best Play, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress.

The show will feature a range of special guest stars who take on a cameo role in the show. Joining the show for the Adelaide Fringe season is; Peter Combe (legendary children’s entertainer), Simon Taylor (US Tonight Show writer and Stand-up comedian) and Rob Lloyd (Who, Me?). The show has previously played to rave reviews in Sydney, Adelaide and Mount Gambier.

Glam caught up with Rob Lloyd, who said “I’m thrilled to be returning to Adelaide Fringe & especially to be getting the opportunity to work with my old ‘partner-in-nerd’ Benjamin Maio Mackay. I first met Benjamin when he was a 13 year old Doctor Who podcaster with self-confidence & ambition far beyond his years. While I’ve stayed with my Doctor Who obsession, Benjamin has completely grown up & moved into ‘real’ theatre. I’m a huge fan of the old school radio play format. I love the style, glamour & playfulness of it all. For Benjamin to give me the chance to be involved in that is something I’ll be indebted to him for along time to come.”

Rob is also presenting his own show, The Mighty Little Puppet Show at the Fringe. Click here for further details and to book tickets.

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage has brought Australians critically acclaimed theatrical productions since 2013 and founder Benjamin Maio Mackay shares his enthusiasm about returning the show to the Fringe. “The show has been so well received across Australia and we couldn’t be more excited about bringing it home. LIVE on 5 is such an exciting new venture from the Adelaide Oval and I’m proud that they asked to have the show play there in their inaugural year. The mix of comedy, drama and mystery seem to really resonate with audiences, it appeals to all ages and I can’t wait for Fringe audiences to see it!”

Dates: Adelaide Fringe, LIVE on 5, Adelaide Oval, February 28 and March 4.

Tickets are on sale from Adelaide Fringe and Ticketek

LIVE on 5 website


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