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Knowing your accomplice is a great start to murder
Accomplice at Javeenbah Theatre
Who's the accomplice? That is the question. It will take more than Sherlock Holmes to solve this mystery. The challenge is to try to figure out who's double-crossing who and who's sleeping with who? Murder; mystery; inter-marital relationships; excessive alcohol; chain-smoking; poisoning; stabbing; gunshots and forced nudity. Expect surprises left, right and centre stage.
Talented director, Nathan Schulz has picked a cleverly crafted play by Rupert Holmes that has been specifically designed to take the audience on an interesting and original theatrical journey. Accomplice received the highly-coveted Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Dramalogue Award for Best Play.
To reveal the story would be spoiling the fun. I certainly enjoyed the ride. Nathan's dedication to ensuring that the production is of a high standard is apparent in the attention to detail paid to set design, sound, lighting, costumes and casting of very entertaining actors. It is the convincing performances of each actor that glues the mystery together and then masterfully unravels the story in perfectly delivered surprises.
Be prepared to be shocked, thrilled, confused, enlightened and amused. Put on your Sherlock Holmes hat for this one. Just when you thought you figured it all out, you'll get thrown a red herring. You need to concentrate to figure out the ending or you may walk out scratching your head and wishing you had a rewind button. Expect the unexpected and stay on murder alert. Watch and listen carefully or you just might miss an important clue. Prepare to have fun.
Book early to avoid disappointment as there is limited seating, but don't bring the kiddies for this one. Mature audiences only that can handle questionable morals and a handful of naughtiness. Shame on you, Rupert Holmes.