Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

 In Acting, Miskin, Technical Theatre

Miskin Theatre’s end of year production opened this week, featuring second year and level four actors supported by Miskin Technical Theatre technicians. The play highlights three of Alfred Hitchcock’s plays- The Lodger, Sabotage and The Thirty Nine Steps. The technical team recreated a live Foley set up, with period props, so that sound effects could be created to match the action happening on stage. These included a smash box (a sealed box containing broken crockery) a paper cup and string, used to recreate a squeaky door hinge, and the obligatory coconut shells to replicate a horse galloping.

All lighting and sound was designed, programmed and operated by Miskin technicians, with over 200 called cues for the DSM’s. The set and costumes added to the period feel of the piece, which was received very well by audiences.

During the show run, the inaugural recipients of the Joe Francis Bursary Award were announced. Joe trained as an actor at the Miskin Theatre from 2015-2019. Sadly, Joe passed away in 2022. The award was set up to honour Joe, by helping aspiring actors with their training. The bursary was awarded to actors Samantha Kingdon, Macy Gillard and Eli Capsalis, presented by Joe’s mum Reneé.

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