I'll Be Back Before Midnight

a comedic thriller

by Peter Colley

Canadian Peter Colley‘s I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, a Hitchcock-styled psychological thriller that is the most successful play ever staged in Canada and the most produced Canadian play abroad (in over 30 countries!). And now, Thames MAD will be staging it!

Auditions for this show will be held at the Tararu club rooms on Sunday 14th February at 4pm and Wednesday 17th Feb at 7pm


Rehearsals will be on these days (Wednesdays and Sundays) for the rest of February, March and April (allowing for a weekend for MTNZ conference and no rehearsal Weds 3rd March, and no rehearsals over the Easter break). Full rehearsals begin Sunday 21st February at 4pm. Performance dates: Thursday 22nd April - Saturday 24th April and

                             Thursday 29th April - Saturday 1st May. 


Contact Asha Peppiatt, director, for further details.  0276631933 or email at peppiatt.asha@gmail.com

THE STORY:  Jan has recently had a nervous breakdown, and her husband Greg, an archeologist, has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover.  The old farmhouse is near an archeological dig where he can continue his studies.   When George, the hilarious farmer they rent the house from, tells stories about a terrible murder that once took place in the farmhouse and the ghost that reputedly stalks the night, Jan's imagination gets fired up.  The situation gets even worse when Laura, Greg's beautiful but manipulative sister arrives.  Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of the vengeful ghost.  Is she having another breakdown?  Is someone trying to drive her mad?  When she tries to defend herself from this apparition, events take an unexpected turn in a night of unimaginable suspense.


There are 4 characters, Greg, Jan, Laura and George. The plot describes a bit about who they are.  All can be within an age group, preferably 30 - 45 years of age.  One character can be older, 50 years of age.  But the director, Asha Peppiatt, is going to keep her mind open!!

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