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  • YARCK HALL MAROONDAH HIGHWAY YARCK, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA (map)

Miss the Veitch comedy of the 80's? Well - It's back!

The Golden Age of radio lives again as comedy legend Michael Veitch and handsome young blade Simon Oats don their best double-breasted suits to transport us back in time with Mystery in the Air!

It’s 1948 and top-rating radio station 3KZ’s number one radio drama serial, Mystery in the Air, rules the airwaves as each week thousands of devoted listeners tune in to hear a new and exciting story, written and presented by that old-school stalwart of radio drama, Clifton Ploughman. What will it be this week, ladies and gentlemen? A tale from the Wild West, perhaps? Or maybe a science fiction fantasy set in outer space featuring the heroic exploits of Flash Gordon? How about a ghoulish tale from the waxworks? Whatever the genre, the brilliant Clifton will have his audience transfixed.

And even better, Clifton has recently been teamed up with the newest and brightest star in the radio firmament, the dazzlingly talented ex-fighter pilot war hero, ex-Squadron Leader Tony Hamilton. Sure, he may be a little brash (and occasionally somewhat less than professional), but the ladies love him and the station’s riding high. What could possibly go wrong?

Well…quite a lot actually.

What begins as another day in the studio quickly turns into one of the worst days of Clifton’s life, as he watches his personal and professional worlds start to crumble around him. But, as they say, ‘the show must go on’.

Mystery in the Air is an entirely original play written with the love of the era of live 1940s radio drama in mind, before television sealed its fate forever. Our two characters, Clifton and Tony represent the inevitable clash of the old and the new, and must battle it out, not just for the sake of their own reputations, but that of radio itself!

Mystery in the Air - the best night of silliness and mayhem since 1948! 

Yarck Hall Tickets and be purchased on line:


or in person at the Yarck General Store.

Full Show $25
Dinner $30
Concession $20
Groups 8+ $20
Student $10

Please note finish times are only an indication

Earlier Event: September 15
Tallarook Hall
Later Event: September 19
Hamilton Performing Arts Centre