Theatre 8 youth serve up hilarity

Geraldton Guardian

Theatre 8’s senior youth group will take to the stage this weekend, performing the hilarious murder-mystery play The Butler Did It.

Written by American playwright Todd Wallinger, The Butler Did It is a parody of the classic English mystery, in which fingers are always pointed at the untrustworthy butler.

Lady Miranda, played by Khia Armstrong, and Colonel Covington, played by Lawrie Passmore, host a dinner party for their friend and world-famous mystery author Edwina Corry, played by Tamara Armstrong.

But the gathering takes a turn for the worse when the Covingtons’ nosey neighbour, Trevor, played by Jayden Thomas, is found dead in the kitchen.

Edwina quickly launches an investigation into the murder and evidence falls squarely on the Covingtons’ butler, Jenkins, played by Riley Jupp.

When the murder weapon is found in Jenkins’ pocket, the guests tie him to a chair and call the police.

But there’s one problem: Jenkins didn’t do it, and now he has to figure out who the real murderer is, while still tied to the chair.

The senior youth group is made up of 16-20-year-olds and features many familiar theatre faces as well as new additions to the troupe.

There will be three performances of The Butler Did It this weekend — tonight and tomorrow at 7pm and a 3pm Saturday matinee.

In June the junior theatre group will perform Time Lord, a musical comedy about the adventures of two time-travelling children.

For tickets this weekend, visit theatre8.com.au.

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