The team at Wagga School of Arts are the busiest people working in theatre in Wagga this year.
The next play on the calendar is The Hollow by Agatha Christie, directed by Margaret Bannister who is a familiar face to Wagga audiences for her stage appearances, most recently as the Laird's mother in Hooley in the Highlands. Margaret has selected a wonderful cast who are relishing the opportunity to bring another Agatha Christie play to life on stage.
Actors include, Vivienne Harling, Tony Woods, Antonella Salvestro, Jill Tucker, Kristil - Rae Mobbs, Lily Crocker, Catherine Dawson, Ashley Veigel, Stewart Mc Donald, Adrian Hallam, Logan Franklin, Craig Dixon
When Agatha Christie is mentioned, minds go to the many murder mysteries she wrote, starting more than 70 years ago.
The Hollow is the home of Sir Henry and wife Lady Lucy Angkatell and is where the action of the play takes place. Various cousins and friends are connected in one way or another to the family estate of Ainswick.
As the play unfolds the audience learns of the many relationships that exist, not all of them legitimate, that lead to a murder - as one expects in a Christie story.
The question is Who did the murder? Leading to the investigation and solving the case.
Agatha Christie is a genre that has a fascination which has lasted through many years of performances, and TV presentations and always leaves audiences wanting more.
Wagga School of Arts have a philosophy in production selection that is aimed to keep loyal patrons happy and the odd one to keep the serious side of theatre alive and well.
The Hollow is a genuine crowd-pleaser and a worthwhile streamlined production that will entertain.
Director Margaret Bannister and her cast have worked very hard to bring all the elements of murder mystery and intrigue to life in this current production.
The Hollow opens on Sunday August 1 with a 3pm Matinee and 7.30pm evening show and runs the next three Sundays, August 8, 15 and 22 at 3pm and 7.30pm at the Basement Theatre on Morrow Street.
Bookings: www.soact.com.au or (02) 6921 2594.