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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

November 4, 2015

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Suggested by the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens
A musical - book, music & lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Directed by Alan Burrows

Season 4 2015: 
4 November to 21 November 

By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd.  

This hilarious musical whodunit was a smash hit on Broadway. Loosely based on Charles Dickens' famous unfinished novel, it uses the world of music hall and pantomime as a backdrop, following the exploits of a troupe of "hammy" Victorian actors (members of the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company) as they attempt to complete the unfinished story. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood - and it's up to you to choose the killer! Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides!




Peter Maver


John Jasper:   

Andrew Pennycuick


Edwin Drood:   

Elise Naismith


Rosa Budd:   

Lauren McCormack


Princess Puffer:   

Christine Andrew


Neville Landless:   

Peter Smitheram


Helen Landless:   

Angeline Thompson


Reverend Crisparkle:   

Andrew Ferguson



Michael Hanlon


The Deputy:   

Luke McShane



Frank Clancy



Zoe Wood



Robyn Licenblat





Alan Burrows


Musical Director:   

Shirley White


Set Design:   

David Dare


Lighting Design:   

Deryk Hartwick


Sound Design:   

Bruce Parr



Sylvia Carr, Dina MacNamara


Stage Manager:   

Emily Carter


Assistant Stage Manager:   

Ian Carter


Assistant Choreographer:   

Zoe Wood



Margaret Baxter


Lighting Operation:   

Alex Carter


Sound operation and follow spot:   

Nicholas Ryan


Stage Crew:   

Merinda Backway, Maria Fleming, Cynthia Gallie


Set Construction:   

Malvern Theatre Company



Ray Bell, Keith Boulton, Luc Hermans, Ernest Hicks, Stephen Nichols SnrLes Wallis



Kevin Trask



Lorraine Bell, Alex Carter


Front of House Coordinator:   

Lesley Bailey

Assisted by the ladies and gentlemen of the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre



Shirley White



Meg Johnson, Colin Prohasky


Drums / Percussion:   

Chantelle Riorden, Alex Sibillin


Keyboard Arrangements:   

Matt Hirst









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