Dec 182017

COUP DE GRACE – Australian premiere
written by Robin Hawdon
directed by Tom Richards
Two dates for Auditions: Tuesday 16 and Tuesday 23 January
Time: 7:00pm at the theatre

Synopsis: The Cannes Film Festival! Most glamorous of all cinema occasions. In a luxury Riviera hotel, the body of a beautiful film star, Grace Gervaise lies prostrate. A hooded jewel thief breaks in and discovers her. A man bursts in and assumes the thief is the murderer. Another man enters and assumes another story. The film star wakes from her blackout and assumes a third story. The hotel manager arrives and attempts to make sense of all the stories. A huge film premiere is looming, a diamond necklace has gone missing, scandalous affairs are about to hit the headlines, everyone appears to be trying to murder someone, and everyone is blaming everyone else. Bodies and threats and alibis abound, and the plot thickens so fast it threatens to explode. Never has the Riviera seen such a dastardly sequence of events! Never has Hollywood created such a catalogue of criminal conspiracies! Has real life ever exceeded the concoctions of fiction to such a degree?

GRACE GERVAISE – film star, 50s
OSCAR GERVAISE – her husband and manager, 50s
ADAM – actor 20s-30s
JIMMY – jewel thief 20-30s
HAILEY – bimbo 20s-30s
MONSIEUR BONIFACE – hotel manager (large pompous type)

Performance dates: Preview 6 May; closing night 16 June
Be a part of the Australian premiere and the reopening of the renovated Arts Theatre Cronulla!

Contact Tom Richards: 0400 806

Type of production

Company Name and Suburb
Arts Theatre Cronulla

New South Wales