Beenleigh Theatre Group’s 2014 Season
Witness for the Prosecution
Friday 28th February – 15th March
2nd May – 17th May
27th June – 12th July
14th November – 29th November
Jets Show Case
12th – 13th December
From the dazzling mind of Agatha Christie, one of the world's most successful authors, comes the timeless play Witness for the Prosecution.
In this superb courtroom drama, the shrewd and brilliant barrister, Sir Wilfred Robards, is fighting to save his client, Leonard Vole, from the gallows. Leonard is accused of a callous crime – the murder of an older woman for her money. As evidence builds, pointing to Leonard's guilt, will justice prevail? This is a plot full of nail biting twists that will keep you guessing at every turn.
Witness for the Prosecution has held audiences entranced for generations firstly as a short story and then a play. It has since been twice adapted to screen, most famously in 1957 starring the legendary Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich. As the final credits rolled, the audience was memorably asked... "You’ll talk, but please don't tell the ending" and we ask our audience the same - don't reveal the final surprising twist!
Guilty or not guilty? Can you decide "whodunit" before Sir Wilfred, the jury and the last curtain? Join us for a memorable evening at the Crete Street Theatre as our skilful cast and crew transport you from Beenleigh to the Old Bailey, London.
XANADU follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first ROLLER DISCO! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.
This hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, and includes, "Magic", "All Over The World", "Suddenly", "I'm Alive", "Evil Woman", "Have You Never Been Mellow" and "Xanadu", to name a few, and is based on the Universal Pictures' cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.
KIRA - Katya Bryant
SONNY - Isaac Tibbs
DANNY - Ian Moore
MELPOMENE - Della Kidd
CALLIOPE - Carly Quinn
ERATO, Goddess of Erotica and Rhymes - Nicole Harrison
EUTERPE, Goddess of Music - Maranne McQuade
THALIA, Goddess of Comedy - Brendan Dieckmann
TERPSICORE, Goddess of Dance - Gavin Drogemuller
ZEUS - Douglas Rumble
HERMES - Phil Maas
EROS (Cupid) - Kaitlyn Carlton
YOUNG DANNY - Stewart Matthews