Mystery in a Blimp
a fast-paced crash and burn, a Hindenburg, a ridiculous detonation of silliness
A madcap comedic romp!
Hershall wakes up on a blimp, but nobody knows where they’re going or how they even got on board. It’s the writer’s fault. He’s ten pages into it and doesn’t know how to finish. So, what is the mystery—the script, the Protestant or the deaf German hostess? Whatever happens just take the fortune cookie, that hasn’t been stressed enough.
Mystery in a Blimp is a fast-paced joyride, an absurd farce that self-references to the point of implosion. So, what’s it about? Just take the fortune cookie, that hasn’t been stressed enough!
Hershall wakes up on a blimp but nobody knows where they’re going or how they even got on board. In an ever-frustrating world where smooth landings seem impossible, Hershall must solve the nonsense of his fellow passengers. But what chance has he got? There’s Richard, the nerd, Veronica, the attractive actor, Nanna, whose lollies are laced with crack, and Tori who’s drugged up to the eyeballs. From Flashdance to Tarantino, Hitchcock to Petula Clark, this mystery won’t unravel without a deaf, German hostess, a deadly Sumatran typist and a finer appreciation for the ferocity of snapping turtles.
Taking aim at actors, writers, directors, in fact everyone involved in fringe theatre, Mystery in a Blimp is a fast-paced crash and burn, a Hindenburg, a ridiculous detonation of silliness. So get your ticket, take your seat, for a buffeting voyage of big laughs, big song and bad mime, a joyride that’s gone completely wrong.
Produced by Carolyn Bock
Directed by Kevin Hopkins
Featuring Brian Davison, Helen Hopkins, Mia Landgren, Claire Nicholls, Gabriel Partington, Lachlan Watts, Cristina Wells
Publicity by Angela Buckingham
Design by Greg Carroll
Stage Management by Claire Shepherd
The Bluestone Church Arts Space is a wheelchair accessible venue with an accessible bathroom. Accessible entry to the building is via the door located next to the Footscray Town Hall carpark. The main double doors where the box office is located are currently not accessible due to a set of 5 heritage-listed bluestone steps. Once inside, the venue operates all on one level – there are no stairs, steps or lifts within the building.
General parking is available directly behind the venue in the Footscray Town Hall car park. There is also a designated accessible parking space located on the western side of the venue. Footscray Train Station is located 500m from the Bluestone Church Arts Space, and has ramps and elevators as well as accessible toilets.