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A Comedy/Thriller Production by Eric Chappell
The Tea Tree Players Theatre presents Theft written by Eric Chappell with arrangements with Origin Theatricals. On opening night the theatre held a packed house of eager guests waiting to see a funny production and it really delivered.
Theft is a Comedy Thriller production about two couples. The Miles and the Farrington's. Mrs Barbara Miles (Theresa Dolman) and her husband John Miles (Njal Venning) return home from their wedding anniversary with their friends Trevor Farrington (Richard Trengove) and his wife Jenny Farrington (Tina Cini) to find their home has been burgled.
The production stars many talented actors including Tina Cini, who has been with the Tea Tree Players Theatre for 12 years and appeared in numerous productions including Lend me a Tenor, Out of Order and Anyone for Breakfast. Next year she will be directing the production Noises Off.
Theresa Dolman previously performed in Nana's Naughty Knickers which was nominated for Best Comedy in an amateur section. She has also won Lamerton Awards for Best Female Actor and Best Set Design.
Peter Smith had his stage debut in 2009 at Mayfair Theatre where he built the set and props for the production. He enjoyed working on Theft and hopes to work with the company again in the future.
Richard Trengove has been involved in amateur theatre since 1995 acting and directing. Previously he danced in a youth company and performed Stand-up comedy.
Njal Vennning has previously performed with the Marie Clark Musical Company before coming to The Tea Tree players. This is his first production with this company.
Theft follows a series of events that caused the burglary. Trevor and John enter the house first followed by their wives they find a lot of valuables have been taken but the burglar didn't find the safe. Soon after leaving the lounge room the burgler known as Greasy Spriggs (Peter Smith) emerges out of a storage ottoman and makes a break for the safe. In walks Trevor and Greasy convinces him he's the police officer investigating the break in.
The events that follow slowly release each character's hidden secrets in the mystery of the break in. Each character has a reason to want what's inside that safe. Is the burglary staged or a real robbery?
This production is filled with funny one-liners and comical antidotes on marriage, money and crime which had the audience in hysterical laughter. The show that started on August 20th will run until August 30th at the Tea Tree Players Theatre. Don't miss your chance to see this humorous production live on stage.
Tuesday 26th - Saturday 30th at 8pm Matinée Saturday 30th at 2pm.