Comedy Natural Causes might be your poison at Limelight Theatre

Mindarie resident Peter Boylen and Les Lee play Withers and Walter in Natural Causes.
Mindarie resident Peter Boylen and Les Lee play Withers and Walter in Natural Causes.

A BLACK comedy will pose numerous questions for audiences at Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre this month.

Natural Causes follows Vincent, a man from a euthanasia assistance group, who is contracted by Walter Bryce.

When Vincent arrives at a country house, he assumes his painless poison is intended for Walter, or maybe Walter’s wife Celia, or possibly both.

Vincent (Kinross resident Gordon Park) checks in on the health of Withers (Mindarie resident Peter Boylen).

“He soon senses something is wrong when he discovers the goodbye notes are left unsigned,” director Susan Vincent said.

“Vincent starts to wonder about the role of Walter’s attractive secretary, who called for the good Samaritan, and whether anyone will actually drink the lethal potion.

“It’s a highly original comedy thriller, full of mistaken identities, hilarious consequences and some great laughs.”

Natural Causes features Colleen Bradford as secretary Angie and Les Lee as Walter Bryce.

UK director Vincent trained at the Carona London Stage School and was a pop singer in the 1960s, recording three singles on the Decca label.

She came to WA in 1974 to work for Frank Baden Powell at his old-time music hall, then had an 11-year stint with the WA Opera Company before moving to Kalgoorlie, where she worked in radio and television.

Natural Causes features Kinross resident Gordon Park as Vincent and Les Lee as Walter.

“I chose Natural Causes for my next show because I’d always wanted to direct a black comedy,” Vincent said.

“I also greatly admire playwright Eric Chappell, who has had many successes in the UK with television sitcoms such as Rising Damp and plays in the West End.”

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Natural Causes
When: 8pm, May 9-11, 15-17 and 2pm, May 11
Where: Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo
Tickets: www.limelighttheatre.com.au or 0499 954 016