07/04/2019 - The Kinema, Narooma
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A two act play set in the studios of a 1930 radio station, with live music, MC and a cast of 14.
Magical Moments Radio Show is fun look into the radio landscape of Sydney in the 1930s. The production is set in Sydney and centres around the work and relationships of the Macquarie Players, an acting troupe who are employed by radio station 2GB for their radio theatre and variety shows.
In Act 1, the advertisements, the banter, and the interview with Margaret Mitchell are all performed from transcripts of the period when Jack Davey was a star and an increasing number of Australians were gathering each evening around the radio in their homes. Featuring American radio shows was also part of radio programming, and The Plotters was one of the successful Radio City Playhouse productions brought to Australia for the fledgling industry.
Act 2 features a one-act farce by M. Robert Grunwald called Cancelled which is set in the period and adds to the story of the evening as the Macquarie Players find themselves in a predicament with a Sydney sly-grog seller named Tilly Patterson.