Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery Of Irma Vep – A Penny Dreadful

Castle Hill Players Presents Their March-april Season

Irma Vep is a quick moving gothic farce as Paul Sztelma and Richard Littlehales take on multiple roles with fast costume changes and a sparkling script. This Penny Dreadful staged by Castle Players at the Pavilion Theatre promises a great evening of entertainment.

Audiences will be on the edge of their seats in this mystical farce – a quick-change marathon with a lord and lady of the manor, mummies, werewolves, maids and more! Set in the seemingly haunted Mandacrest Estate, Lord Edgar Hillcrest, while continuing to mourn the death of his beloved Irma, has remarried the Lady Enid, a stage actress.

The uppity housekeeper, Jane, has her doubts Enid will ever measure up to the esteemed Irma. Meanwhile, dear old Nicodemus, who fancies Jane and the local milkmaid, does his best to serve his lord and master and keep the wolves at bay. When Lord Edgar decides to travel to Egypt, well, things start to get a little out of hand!

Meredith Jacobs, who has directed some great comedies at The Pavilion – such as Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, A Bad Year for Tomatoes, the Neil Simon classic, Biloxi Blues, and 2021’s smash hit Always a Bridesmaid – is really enjoying the challenge and the fun of putting this show together. Costumes by Annette Snars.

The Pavilion Theatre is located within Castle Hill Showground, adjacent to the new Metro Hills Showground Station; enter at the lights between Gilbert & Carrington Rd and Doran Drive, Castle Hill.

Friday 18 March – Saturday 9 April – Wed, Fri, Sat 8pm; Sun 4pm
Tickets: $30 discounts for Concessions/Groups
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