In a triumphant return to the Adelaide Fringe, the iconic Great Detectives, known for its homage to the golden age of radio dramas, is set to mesmerize audiences with brand new mysteries that promise to captivate, entertain, and transport attendees to the thrilling era of 1950s radio.
Having delighted audiences across Australia for an impressive decade, Great Detectives is back with a fresh set of stories that will see fan-favorite characters Johnny Dollar and Candy Matson facing off against new adversaries. These captivating narratives will plunge spectators into a world of intrigue, all while recreating the authentic experience of attending a 1950s radio recording – complete with comedy, chaos, and thrills.
The franchise, which received accolades in 2016 with seven Broadway World Sydney Theatre Award nominations, including Best Play, has continued to evolve and garner praise. The upcoming production boasts a stellar cast of award-winning and critically acclaimed Australian actors, ensuring a phenomenal performance that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
Featuring talents such as Jennifer Barry, Benjamin Maio Mackay, Tate Simpson, and Eden Trebilco, along with the versatile improviser and comedian Amy Sincock covering all roles as a swing, Great Detectives: All New Mysteries promises an unforgettable theatrical experience.
The creative force behind the production, Benjamin Maio Mackay, expressed his delight in returning to the world of Great Detectives. Mackay remarked, “Audiences and critics have always loved this series, and as a creative, it’s always one of the most fun and rewarding projects to work on.”
With a limited season of just six performances in Adelaide and one performance in Clare (as part of
Fringe on Tour), audiences should run to grab their tickets today.
Great Detectives: All New Mysteries plays Clare on March 3, before it’s Adelaide season March 8-16 at Ayers House.