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The Independent Theatre at Eumundi is the first live theatre on the Sunshine Coast to make a "Tough Times Special Offer". The theatre is offering $5 Cash-Back on your petrol docket.

The run of the comedy, The Big Silence, will take in both the Queen's Birthday long weekend (June 6th) and Maroochy Show Day long weekend (June 13th), traditionally times of big holiday petrol hikes. 

People buying normal priced tickets ($20, $18) to The Big Silence simply take along any fuel docket dated between June 1st and 15th and get $5 cash back (limit of one docket per car).

The Big Silence director, David Berker, said "People will not only see a hilarious play, packed with laughs from start to finish, but it won't hurt the fuel budget to get to the theatre".

Set in the 50s, The Big Silence is in the comedy film noir genre and features a terrific cast, Luke Lanham as both Sam Marlow and his twin brother Willy, Marilyn Davies as the Bag Lady, Eddie Ellis as nightclub owner, Harry the Badger, Carine Bail as socialite Posey Deckevere, Kate Cullen as Hattie the bar girl, Debbie Pitura as Casey, the manic Maitre de, Wayne Neuendorf as the only cop not on the take and Iain MacLean as the famous One-String.

When the hero, private eye, Sam Marlow gets rubbed out in the first five minutes it sets off a chain reaction of laughter that lasts for the next hour and a half. A special revolve stage has been built for a hilarious scene where police raid the unlicensed club and find no evidence of sly grog sales

Lyn's Coffee Shop and The licensed Bio Box Bar will be open all sessions and snacks and refreshments can be taken into the table-seating auditorium.

Night shows 7.30 Fri June 6th, Sat 7th, Fri 13th, Sat 14th plus 2pm Sun 8th and 5pm Sun 15th.  Night shows $20, concessions $18, Sundays all tickets at concession price of $18.  Book on 5472 8200.

Graphic to the right:  Sam Marlow (Luke Lanham) threatens Harry the Badger (Eddie Ellis) in The Big Silence at The Independent Theatre at Eumundi, plus Eddie Ellis as Harry the Badger

Independent Theatre at Eumundi
Fri. June 6, Sat. June 7 at 7.30pm
Sunday, June 8 at 2pm
Fri. June 13, Sat. June 14 at 7.30pm
Sunday, June 15 at 5pm
Tickets $20, $18 conc.

Bubbling comedy about a private eye investigating a murder in a seedy night-club, in the Australian sly-grog era of the 50s.  Strong cast.  Air conditioned, licensed bar. Table seating.

When 7.30pm Fri 6th, Sat 7th, Fri 13th, Sat 14th
Matinees 2pm Sun 8th, 5pm Sun 15th

The Independent Theatre at Eumundi Inc
Cnr Memorial Drive and Pacey Street, Eumundi.
Phone: 5472 8200

'The Big Silence' Opening Night Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Rod of Peregian Beach, the lucky 'Coast News' member who has his name pulled out of the hat for the 2 tickets to the Opening Night (world premiere) performance of 'The Big Silence'!  This brilliant original play will be on until the 15th of June, so make sure you get your tickets quickly!

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