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Maleny Players Murder Mystery


The Real Inspector Hound, the comedy murder mystery by Tom Stoppard, will confuse and entertain a thinking audience in the Maleny Playhouse, Maleny Showground April 5-21.


From 1967 comes this shapeshifting puzzle: a play-within-a-play, designed to expose the theatre critics from the British press of the time, controlling success or demise for British playwrights.


The Mousetrap, Agatha Christie’s mystery, had already enjoyed a run in London for 15 years, with actors such as Richard Attenborough. Its popularity must have been galling for struggling playwrights.


The first production of The Real Inspector Hound starred Richard Briers as Moon - a pompous ‘first-string’ theatre critic. Moon is played in Maleny by Andrew Robjohns, President of Maleny Players patronising lower level ‘stand-in’ critic Birdboot, played by Phil Hunt.


This exciting Maleny Players’ production is directed by Patricia Lovell, assistant director of the recent Shakespeare Project production.


Bookings: trybooking.com/COUSU or Maleny Art Direct (cash sales only). For more information, phone Fleur Adamson on 0409470822.


Pictured left to right are Marianne Osborne (Inspector Hound); Claire Watkins (Felicity) and Phil Hunt (Birdboot).


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