Mystery In The Air! A Chester Creative production presented by Byron Theatre

May 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson St
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Full $30 | Concession $25 | Byron Theatre Club $25 | Ages 10+

Mystery In The Air! presented by Byron Theatre

Comedy legend Michael Veitch with Simon Oats revive the golden era of 1940s radio drama… 50 voices + 100 sound effects = two very busy actors!

The golden age of radio is back!

Take a couple of hilariously antiquated radio plays; add two somewhat over-stressed actors and you’re ON THE AIR with Mystery In The Air!

And this week’s plays are two absolute corkers: a cracking horror wax museum story of ‘Horror in the Wax Works’ and another of the thrilling space adventures of ‘Flash Gordon’s Deep Space Drama’, set in that unimaginably far-off year of 1986. Yes, with 50 voices and a pile of live-to-air sound effects all performed by just two frazzled actors, things are jolly going to come to a head. But, as they say, the show must go on, if it can!

Come see the fireworks fly for yourself in Mystery In The Air! – the show that transports audiences – kicking and screaming – back to the style, the fashion and – let’s face it – the sheer political incorrectness of the 1940s. Of course, back in those days, such luxuries as a proper cast and a sound effects department were the norm, but in these economically stringent times, it’s all down to just our boys – costumes, sound effects, scene changes, music, voices – they’ll do the lot. It’s a big ask, and occasionally they might even succeed.

Starring Michael Veitch and Simon Oats, the results are sure to be hilarious.

A Chester Creative production.

Michael Veitch | Writer and Performer

Michael Veitch began his career writing and performing in television comedy in programs such as the D-Generation and Fast Forward before working as a newspaper columnist and regular broadcaster for ABC radio. He presented the national arts program, Sunday Arts, on ABC television for five years.

He is also well known in radio, having broadcast across Tasmania for ABC Hobart 2009 – 14, as well as various stints on ABC 774 Melbourne. Michael has also worked extensively on stage, and in 2015 completed a successful national tour for Regional Arts Victoria based on his interviews with former Second World War airmen, entitled Flak.

Simon Oats | Writer and Performer

Since 2004, Simon has worked as a freelance storyteller in schools, private homes, arts centres and in open air spaces. He wrote, composed and performed ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’’ a storytelling through narrative and song which premiered at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2008 with further seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne.

Simon is the initiator and artistic director of Ladders to the Moon, a monthly traditional storytelling night in Northcote. Simon has appeared in numerous theatre works including Five Angry Men, while TV credits include Blue Heelers, Good Guys Bad Guys & Something in the Air. On Film he appeared as “Andy” in Last Orders (2001) directed by Fred Schepisi.


5.30pm – Internet sales close
6.30pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
7.15pm – Theatre doors open
7.30pm – Mystery In The Air! 
9.00pm – Event concludes (includes interval)