Play returns to radio days

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Keys to music: Kingston City organist Scott Harrison will play the Wurlitzer organ before play at Moorabbin. Picture: Yanni

THE golden age of cinema and radio is making its return in a production of a classic radio play hitting the stage at Kingston City Hall.

The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is set in the 19th century St Kilda mansion of the exclusive Melbourne Club, the criminal haunts of Little Bourke St and a horse drawn hansom cab.

Kingston City organist Scott Harrison will play City Hall’s Wurlitzer theatre organ before Lux Radio Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.

Featuring acclaimed actors James Wright, Simon Russell (We Will Rock You), Lucy Gransbury (Godspell) and directed by Don MacKay, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab will delight and intrigue with its unexpected plot twists and colourful references to late 19th century Victoria.

  • The Mystery of a Hansom Cab will be staged at Kingston City Hall, 979-985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin on Thursday 1 October, 1pm. See kingstonarts.com.au or call 9556 4440 for further details. Entry $20 per person, $15 for seniors.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 20 September 2017

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