More than a ‘who-dunnit’

Remember Columbo, the long-running and popular series screened on television? There’s an opportunity to see the play, and true to form, it’s not a ‘who-dunnit’, but a ‘we-saw-it-happen-but-will-he-get-away-with-it?’ scenario. 

Columbo – Prescription: Murder by William Link and Richard Levinson will be presented by Kyneton’s not-for-profit Cathouse Players, in their cosy pop-up theatre, at Kyneton’s Masonic Centre. 

Trapped in a loveless marriage, eminent New York psychiatrist, Dr Roy Flemming, has devised a fool-proof, perfect plan to rid himself of Claire, his neurotic and possessive wife. 

His affair with his patient, Susan Hudson, a young New York actress, has become the catalyst for a bizarre plot to impersonate, deceive and kill. 

With the unwelcome arrival on the crime scene of our hero, Lieutenant Columbo, this skilfully written play will thoroughly entertain, right up to its stunning and surprise ending. 

Artistic director Bette Sartore’s cast and creatives include some of their usual suspects: Frank Sartore, Ross Tempest, Katie Fitches, Nicole Katiforis, and joining the Cathouse family are Erin Brass and Michael Treloar, with a cameo performance from Quentin Berlatier. 

Stage manager is Brian Fitches, assisted by Di Addington and Maggie Browne, with sound and lighting techie, Helen Gramberg. 

Columbo is playing October 20-29 for six shows, tickets are $25/20, all-inclusive. 

Enjoy Friday evenings with wine and cheese, or ‘high tea with bubbles’ served at matinees. 

Doors open 30 minutes before show time. 

For bookings visit: Card facilities are available. Companion Card welcome. For phone bookings and enquiries, call Katie or Brian on: 0490 485 850.