PLAY EX­PLORES GRAVE SUB­JECT

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

VIC­TO­RIA Park res­i­dent Jenny Tre­strail is throw­ing po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness out the win­dow when she takes to the stage in mur­der mys­tery Pre­pare to Meet Thy Tomb at the Gar­rick The­atre this month.

Tre­strail plays schem­ing lawyer Cicely Ven­ner.

She said the play, which is the third in­stal­ment of a tril­ogy, fol­lowed the idea that the fam­ily who play to­gether, slay to­gether.

“Cicely is a schem­ing lawyer who used to work for the Tomb fam­ily and is still friends with the de­vi­ous He­cuba Tomb,” she said.

“The play has a lot of in­trigue with unique char­ac­ters, in­clud­ing the dys­func­tional Tomb fam­ily.

“The plot twists and turns mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to pre­dict the out­come and mak­ing the au­di­ence think who­dunit un­til the sur­prise end­ing.”

As a late­comer to the stage, Tre­strail said her hus­band en­cour­aged her to give it a go af­ter a few years work­ing be­hind the scenes.

“My very first show was the Wizard of Oz mu­si­cal at the Regal The­atre in 2003,” Tre­strail said.

“In re­cent years I have been for­tu­nate enough to progress to lead rolls, mostly in farces and pan­tomimes in­clud­ing Dame Senna Pod in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Edith in The Dar­ling Buds of May and Gertrude Twin­ing in Rook­ery Nook.”

Pre­pare to Meet Thy Tomb plays at Guil­ford’s Gar­rick The­atre from July 28 to Au­gust 13. To book, phone 9378 1990 or email book­ings@gar­rick­the­atre.asn.au.

The cast of Pre­pare to Meet Thy Tomb in­clud­ing Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent Jenny Tre­strail.

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