The Maltese Falcon

“The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett, adapted and directed by Julie West.

Murder and intrigue are the recipes for gripping suspense when Murwillumbah Theatre Company presents Dashiell Hammett’s famous play The Maltese Falcon”” from May 26 until June 11th at Murwillumbah Civic Centre.

The classic detective story, made more famous by the Humphrey Bogart 1941 film, is set in a New York radio station in the late 1930s, with actors presenting the story live to a studio audience, (You!) complete with sound effects and live music.

The actors play the parts of the radio station staff, announcers, and the actors performing the play in a play-within-a-play format.

The Maltese Falcon”” is a classy detective novel that follows the story of private investigator Sam Spade who is a tough, no-nonsense detective in 1920s in San Francisco. As he becomes embroiled with a group of eccentric criminals, including a treacherous femme fatale on a quest to claim a priceless black statuette of a falcon.

Performance times are Fridays May 26, June 2 and 9 at 7.30pm, Saturdays May 27, June 3 and 10 at 7.30pm, and Sundays, May 28. June 4 and 11 at 2pm.

Tickets are $25 adults and $10 for children, and are available online at Box Office or via the link or at the door.

Seating is cabaret style at tables so you can BYO food and drinks, with refreshments available from the canteen.

For enquiries phone 0498 831 575