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Mystery at Upton House

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Performed:

March 2023

 

BUNBURY:  Highway Hotel, March 10, 11 and 12th

BUSSELTON: The Ship Inn, March 18th

DUNSDOROUGH: Dunsborough Tavern, March 19th

 

 

 

This was the first production performed by

Lost Sheep Theatre inc.
 

Upton House is the manor of the Earl and Countess of Crawley.  It is 1940 in England and the war is taking its toll.  Lady Crawley is hosting a fundraising dinner at her home, Upton  House to raise funds for the orphans of the war. 

The performances ran with a break for dinner and two opportunites for the audience to talk to the suspects and make their notes/thoughts about who committed the murder.  SuperSleuth and Dr Watson awards were given out at the end of the each performance. 

The shows were extremely successful with 4 of its 5 shows sold out. 

Meet the Cast and Crew
Mystery at Upton House

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Director

Shelley Stubbs

Shelley has been directing productions in the Community Theatre circuits for many years and mentors new directors wanting to give it a go. Joining the community in 1994 she has performed on stage and directed many productions.  Most notably, she played Rita in Educating Rita and directed the massive production of Monty Python's Spamalot. Stage Manager Connie Mills and Shelley celebrated 15 years working together with this production.

Shelley is a founding member of Lost Sheep Theatre. 

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Cast - Mr Rowley, The Butler

Boyd McCamon

Boyd joined the Community theatre circuits in 2015 with his debut performance in 12 Angry Men.  Having 'caught the theatre bug' he has since gone on to perform in many productions including Cinderella and Fiddler on the Roof.  Boyd thrives in the rehearsal space of theatre and loves being on stage in live theatre. 

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Cast - Edgar Rowley

Brayden Napier

A relative newcomer to community theatre, Brayden has performed in school and youth productions.  He really took to the comedic side of his role in this play and had the audience giggling at the pure stupidity of the character.  He enjoyed played Edgar and we hope to be seeing Brayden around treading the boards much more into the future. 

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Cast - Chief Superintendent Kitchen

Gary Donovan

Gary decided to enter the community theatre world by performing multiple roles in Monty Pythons Spamalot in 2015. Since then he hasn't kept off the stage performing in one show after another.  Bitten by the theatre bug, Gary embodied the character in this production and became the Chief Inspector.  The audience loved him. 

Gary is a founding member of Lost Sheep Theatre.

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Stage Crew

Michael Caddy

Michael has been around the theatre for many years and has worked in Bunbury and Geraldton Theatres.  He is a seasoned actor with performances in The Crucible, Sweeney Todd and Dracula. (to name a few) Lost Sheep Theatre is excited to see Michael try his hand at directing a show in 2025.

Michael is a founding member of Lost Sheep Theatre.

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Cast - Lady Crawley and Charlee

Suzanne Hughes

Suzanne takes on two roles in this production which are both lead roles. Suzanne stretched herself by playing the high born Lady Crawley and the driver for the Superintendant.  She expertly moves between the two characters and drove the story to it's untlimate end.  Suzanne has been around  community theatre since she was a child while her mum directed and performed in shows. 

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Cast - Mrs Baxter, the Maid

Roslyn Manning

Ros has been around treading the boards for many years.  She loves to act but is also loving directing productions. She has a wealth of experience as a Thespian and shares it with those willing to learn.  Her portrayal of the innocent maid in this production is simply gorgeous. 

Roslyn is a founding member of Lost Sheep Theatre.

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Cast - Maggie, the mysterious woman

Dani Hewton

Dani is new to the Bunbury and surrounding theatre groups but not new to theatre. She has been on the stage in the Great Southern and Wheatbelt areas. She loved the role of Maggie and had the audience swinging between love and dislike of her character. 

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Stage Manager

Connie Mills

Connie is one of only a few that come into the theatre world and say, 'I only want to work backstage' and actually only work backstage.  Connie is a highly sought after Stage Manager in the community theatre and loves being involved from the first concept meeting to the end of the productions life.  Director, Shelley Stubbs and Connie have worked together for 15 years as at this production. 

Connie is a founding member of Lost Sheep Theatre.

Mystery At Upton House was presented under special arrangement with SLEUTHS MYSTERY ENTERTIANMENT

Images and Photos are copyrighted to Lost Sheep Theatre and cannot be duplicated or used without express permission from Lost Sheep Theatre.

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