HAUNTINGLY GOOD FUN
FATHER Costello and his flock of nuns are back in the habit this month having their high spirits dashed by a troublesome ghost.
Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, Hail Mary 2: The Haunting comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August, presented in conjunction with Maverick Theatre Productions.
The convent of Our Lady of the Vines is again under threat but this time it’s a haunting causing concern.
Having previously saved themselves from shutting their doors by various slightly questionable means, the nuns again face the threat of closure from the church hierarchy unless the haunting can be exorcised.
The nuns try to cast out the devil and their efforts lead to hilarious consequences.
“The biggest challenge in any sequel is to always try and make them funnier than the original,” O’Neill said.
“In the first Hail Mary, I wanted to show the comical side of how nuns might behave among themselves; we had real nuns in the audience who thought it was very funny,” he said.
Hail Mary 2: The Haunting plays at 8pm, August 24, 25, 26 and 27 with a 2pm matinee on August 28. Tickets $27 ($22 concession,). Call 9367 8719 or visit www.trybooking.com.