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Murder Most Funny! by Tony Laumberg

BY Watchdog Communications | 29-Jun-2012
Murder Most Funny! by Tony Laumberg. Think the Wiggles have had troubles lately? Check out THIS story! It's really tough out there in the world of children's entertainment - even at the top! One only has to look at the recent ongoing ructions inside the Wiggles for proof of that.
Venue: The TAP Gallery
Address: 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
Ticket: Tickets $30.00/$25.00 conc. and groups 8+, Kids u/16 $20.00
Buy / Ticket: www.mca-tix.com.au
Web: http://www.tapgallery.org.au/
Call: 1300 306 776

But imagine if one day things got REALLY out of hand. Imagine that the manager of the world's most popular children's band - The Giggles - was found murdered in their dressing room and all the members of the band were accused of the crime!

That's precisely the scenario of the Agatha Christie-inspired comedy/whodunit Murder Most Funny!

Written by prolific playwright Tony Laumberg - who imparts his own wacky spin to the genre - this show has all the elements for a hilarious night's entertainment.

Watch the mystery unfold with an unlikely list of suspects and enough clues and red herrings to baffle even the most dogged of detectives. Which Giggle did it? Did all of them? How will their next CD sell?

Hot on the trail of the killer is high-profile homicide detective Chief Inspector Grimley (who famously nabbed the Cornflakes Cereal Serial Killer) and who – due to his two nieces - is a huge Giggles fan! Add a little romance, a few songs and you end up with a whodunit so funny it’d make Agatha Christie die laughing. And you’ll NEVER guess who the killer is!

Directed by Richard Cotter (PACT, New Theatre, Stables), Murder Most Funny! stars Jasmin Certoma (Romeo and Juliet, Corpus Christie and The Duchess of Malfi on London’s West End) as greenie ‘Jade’, Nick Hunter (Feelgood, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, By Jeeves) as smart-alec ‘Corey’, Seaton Kay-Smith (The Spy Who Loved Meals, Macbeth: A Variety Show) as ‘Kevin’ the big kid & nanna’s boy, Peter Talmacs (Mousetrap, Feelgood, 4Play) as Chief Inspector Grimley & Tricia Youlden (Horizons, Cymbeline, Cries) as the Giggle’s over-the-top PR!

Playwright Tony Laumberg is a mild-mannered lawyer by day but has a long background in stand-up comedy, music and children’s entertainment. He appeared on Simon Townsend’s Wonderworld performing his song “Ape Over You” and elsewhere had airplay spoofing Napoleon with his hit “Not Tonight Josephine”. His eleven previous plays – many with comic ‘legal’ themes such as Unsolicited Male, My Fair Lawyer, Bondi Legal and Find Me a Lawyer - have had sell-out seasons at venues from the Tap Gallery to Newtown Theatre to the Parade Theatre, NIDA.

Murder Most Funny! by Tony Laumberg
The TAP Gallery, 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
16 August to 9 September Wed-Fri 7pm,
Saturdays 7.30pm and Sundays at 4pm
Preview Thurs 16 August, Opening night Fri 17 August
Tickets $30.00/$25.00 conc. and groups 8+, Kids u/16 $20.00
Preview all tickets $22.00 Booking agency fees apply.
Bookings: MCA 1300 306 776 or www.mca-tix.com.au