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"... its a great tribute to the extraordinary writing and acting talent of these two magnificent home-grown unique impresarios. A veritable acting Tour De Force. It's a must see!" Audience member Paul Dipnall 2017



Written by Michael Veitch & Simon Oats 




The Golden Age of Radio is back with:



Michael Veitch is back doing what he is loved for - original comedy. Simon Oats joins him on stage as the perfect matinee idol rogue, dashing former Squadron Leader, Tony ‘The Ace’ Hamilton. Set in a 1940's radio station the original radio plays, Flash Gordon and The Wax Works Museum are performed, but there's even more drama on stage from the 'off-air' shenanigans.

Sharply written, intelligent comedy that crosses politically correct boundaries but manages to hold the audience by their heart-strings. A much-loved fading star is feeling the heat from a dashing newcomer. Talent vs stability, old vs new ... the drama doesn't just go 'live-to-air' - the laughs come from everywhere!

This is without a doubt a terrific night of entertainment with big laughs at a cracking pace.

We would like to thank street, arts & culture photographer, 

Suzanne Phoenix, for taking so many of our photos.

Michael Veitch & Simon Oats performed Mystery in the Air in the Melbourne Town Hall Oct 2016

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 Touring in 2017


Mystery In the Air tour started in September 2017 as part of a Regional Arts Victoria Touring Program. 

Of course, if you're interested in booking us for your venue or corporate function, we'd love to hear from you!




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. 


In addition to numerous television, film and theatre credits, he has written five books: Flak, Fly, The Forgotten Islands, Heroes of the Skies and Southern Surveyor for the CSIRO. His sixth work, telling the story of the air defence of Port Moresby in 1942 will be released in August 2016. He 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. 



Since 2004, Simon has worked as a freelance storyteller in schools, private homes, arts centres and in open air spaces. From 2006 to 2007 he developed and delivered a storytelling incursion program for Victorian schools entitled Intercultural Connections through Story, co-funded by the Federal Government, Myer Foundation, Pratt Foundation and Ian Potter Foundation. He is the author of Storytelling for Intercultural Connections –A handbook for Schools (2010) based on the aforementioned program. In 2008, he wrote, composed and performed ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’’ a storytelling through narrative and song. Orpheus premiered at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2008. 


In 2009 he performed two further seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne. In 2011 a further season was produced by Gasworks Arts Park. He is the initiator and artistic director of Ladders to the Moon, a monthly traditional storytelling night in Northcote. Simon has appeared innumerous theatre works including Five Angry Men, and as principal actor with Complete Works Theatre Company, touring Shakespeare productions to Victorian schools. 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.