Prepare for a murder mystery in Campbelltown

ON THE CASE: Hope Disher (left), Miroslav Nedeljkovic and Kaitlin Hohberg play key acting roles in the new Wingz Production play, The Art Deco Murders. Picture: Craig ORegan
ON THE CASE: Hope Disher (left), Miroslav Nedeljkovic and Kaitlin Hohberg play key acting roles in the new Wingz Production play, The Art Deco Murders. Picture: Craig ORegan

Calling all budding detectives - Campbelltown needs you!

Campbelltown's Town Hall Theatre will host a classic whodunnit? murder mystery this month, called The Art Deco Murders.

Wingz Productions are proud to present the new play, which is an original piece written by Macarthur's own Hamish McGrath.

The Art Deco Murders, written and directed by David and Sandi Owens, is set in 1953 at Oxford University.

Three friends - Amanda Stephenson, Charle James and Joe Bertram - uncover a string of murders that occurred nearly 20 years ago. But there are no record of the incidents.

David Owens said the trio find evidence that points to the university's Dean, Lewis Martin and Professor Steinbrenner.

"There are implications they are involved in the murder," he said.

Owens said the local police's Detective Inspector had worked to cover up one of the murders.

"He keeps trying to cover up things from the past," he said.

"But the students just won't let go. It's a fun play."

Owens said the police in the play were "hopeless".

"But the female constable is the brains," he said.

"At the start of the play, she just makes the tea for others. But she ends up solving the mystery.

"There's a good message in there."

Owens said he hoped The Art Deco Murders would challenge audience members.

"People may work it all out straight away, they may not," he said.

"But little hints are given as we go along. If you're paying attention, you will pick up on them."

Owens said rehearsals for The Art Deco Murders began in early May.

He said about 70 per cent of the cast were Macarthur locals.

"They are just brilliant actors," Owens said.

"The roles are actually written for the actor's personalities, the play is tailor made to them."

The Art Deco Murders will open at Town Hall Theatre on Friday night at 8pm.

This will be followed by shows on August 10, 16 and 17 at 8pm, and August 11 at 2pm.

Tickets are $25 for adults, or $20 for students and concessions.