Right person for the job


Inside Job’s Wayne Cant, Aubin Grove resident Kirstie Francis and Max Maxville.
Inside Job’s Wayne Cant, Aubin Grove resident Kirstie Francis and Max Maxville.

But in February the country will provide the backdrop for the Melville Theatre Company’s latest show.

Aubin Grove’s Kirstie Francis stars in Inside Job, a story of murder, diamonds, bluffs and double-bluffs.

The story begins when Francis’ character Suzy seeks out the services of a professional safe-cracker to kill her husband. Things spice up when her husband turns to the same man to murder her.

Francis said late playwright Brian Clemens, who died in January last year, had developed an interesting character for her to take on.

“Suzy is a woman who has found herself in a situation that, although she initially started it, she wasn’t fully prepared for,” Francis said.

“She’s a little conniving and aware of what’s happening but doesn’t realise the impact on her emotionally.”

Francis, a 10-year stage veteran, said she was attracted to the show’s twists and turns.

“I also relish working with a smaller cast, which challenges each of us as actors,” she said.

“The play is based on the timing and execution of the lines in order to keep the audience guessing to the end.”

Director Joan Scafe said the main challenge was finding a cast that gelled and like Francis, said she loved the many twists the show throws up.