You’re aboard a luxurious ocean liner, seated comfortably between a Chicago “bag-man”, a South African figter pilot, an English ‘it’ girl, and a Christian.

Oh and then there’s the serial killer. Playwright Toby Schmitz has collaborated with director Leland Kean to make this a theatrical reality. Empire: Terror On The High Seas has a cast of twenty performers trapped in a nautical murder mystery. Kean warns: “The sheer scale of the production both excites and terrifies me… You won’t be the same person once you disembark the Empress of Australia.” The bedlam begins on Wednesday August 28 at the Bondi Pavillion Theatre and wraps up on September 28.

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