London based theatre company Stack 10 is recreating the golden age of radio for a comedy double bill.
The plays – An Innocent Man and Whodunnit? – open at The Space, Westferry Road, on July 15.
Written and Directed by Ed Hartland the shows will be performed by Jamie Coleman, Oliver Geraghty Gower,
Caryl Jones, Carla-Marie Metcalfe, Stephanie Prior, Jared Rogers, and Elliot Thomas.
Set in a radio drama studio in the 1950s, we see and hear two radio plays being broadcast to the nation.
It is a comedy double bill of film noir and murder mystery complete with commercial sponsorship, creative product placement and bespoke live sound effects.
The cast of seven portray a host of characters, creating a production which conjures up the golden era of radio broadcasting.
The 39 Steps is lovingly pastiched in An Innocent Man.
A secret agent is killed in London and businessman Richard McDonagh finds himself accused and hunted by Scotland Yard.
Desperate to clear his name McDonagh runs to the last place anyone would think of looking…Scotland!
In Whodunnit? Dr Black unexpectedly dies in Baskerville Hall and his guests, Miss Scarlett and Colonel Mustard, must call on super sleuths Sherlock Holmes, Hercules Parrot, Sam Shovel and the world’s foremost blind detective to solve the crime.
If they can overcome cocaine addiction, unrecognisable accents and the internal monologue syndrome. Four detectives…no clue!
An Innocent Man and Whodunnit run from July 15-19.