DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE: The cast of David Sainsbury’s latest theatre restaurant are prepared for their debut on Saturday night.
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE: The cast of David Sainsbury’s latest theatre restaurant are prepared for their debut on Saturday night.

Spooky show ready to hit the stage

MYSTERY buffs and super sleuths will have a ball this weekend as a spooky local play hits the stage for the first of two performances.

Nanna Poh and the Handbag Sisters will take to the stage at the Dalby Bowls Club to perform David Sainsbury’s latest theatre restaurant, A Night of Mystery, Music and Mayhem. Inspired by Halloween, the play will offer audiences a musical murder mystery.

The story follows the girls to New York where they are preparing for a performance at the Playroom when they get sucked into investigations after an Opera singer mysteriously goes missing.

“Nancy likes to solve mysteries, that’s her favourite thing and the handbag sisters are quite happy to go along with her,” Sainsbury said.

“As long as they’re singing and dancing, they are the solving a mystery or they’re stepping in to help someone, or they’re doing something and the inspiration for this one was a little darkness from the time of year.”

Showcasing Sainsbury’s classic light hearted comedy, the performance will be suitable for all ages.

This is Sainsbury’s fourth original play performed by the Handbag Sisters, and the combination is proving successful with repeat audiences and at more performances planned for the next 12 months.

“The formula seems to be working with our audience … The people are saying it’s not what they thought it would be and they’re coming again and we’re getting repeat attendees,” he said.

“I believe that we’re blessed in this town with people who are willing to put on a show but also people who are willing to come along and see a show.”

Nanna Poh and the Handbag sisters will again support Helping Hands with the proceeds from the theatre restaurant.

A Night of Mystery, Music and Mayhem will be held this Saturday, October 26, and again on November 2 at the Dalby Bowls Club. Doors open at 6.30, dinner will be served at 7 and the show will start at 8pm. Tickets are $33.00 including a two course buffet dinner.


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