A comedy about a newspaper and Cinderella – as you’ve never seen her before – are the subject of two short plays at Limelight Theatre this February.
Written and directed by former journalist, sub-editor and chief-of-staff Bob Charteris, Don’t Shoot The Messenger is set in a present-day newsroom as management decides the newspaper should become completely digital. The story is seen through the eyes of two veteran journalists who yearn for a return to the “good old days” of journalism.
Written by Yvette Wall and directed by Alida Chaney, The Broken Slipper is a black comedy about Cinderella facing the Fairytale Tribunal after breaking the rules by not marrying Prince Charming. Also featuring Red Riding Hood’s grandma, a menopausal Snow White and Hansel and Gretel’s wicked witch, the play picked up a swag of awards at the 2014 Dramafest (the annual state drama festival), including best new writing, director and overall production, and was also performed at last year’s Fringe World.
Don’t Shoot The Messenger and The Broken Slipper play at 8pm February 12, 13, 19 and 20. All tickets are $15 – book on 0499 954 016 between 9am and midday, Monday to Friday, or at the Limelight Theatre website.