Marriage to the Mob, presented by Mountain Murder Mysteries
The play is set in early 1930s America. Prohibition is in full swing and bootlegging gangsters have taken the law into their own hands.
Brought to you by Mountain Murder Mysteries, Marriage to the Mob lends itself to the dramatic otherworldly atmosphere of the majestic Lucas Cave. This series of 'Whodunits'is a variation on the traditional Murder Mystery. Follow the action, as it moves from the cavernous vastness of the Cathedral chamber to a resolution amongst the skeletal remains in – where else – but the Bone chamber!
With enough twists and turns to confuse all but the most dedicated sleuths, the drama matches it’s physical setting in the labyrinthine passages of this majestic cave. Underground with the Mob, a wedding reception is taking place. But behind the happy smiles are steamy relationships, ruthless criminals, bent cops, icepicks and the odd gunshot.
|When:||4pm. A tour guide meets and escorts the audience through the cave.|
$40 (concession) Not suitable for children under age 10.
|Important:||Reaching the performance venue involves several sets of steep stairs (252 stair steps).
Please bring something warm to wear inside the cave.
Tony Belloni, ‘businessman' and Mafia don, is played by Ken Bronilow. Tony heads the family firm, ‘Belloni Concretes', a front for the family's underworld gangster organisation with interests in bootlegging, money laundering and contract killing.
Opposite him, Melissa Docker plays Isabella Belloni, Tony's new bride. They have married just a month after the death of Tony's late wife. Bella was a dancer in Tony's nightclubs until Tony made her an offer she couldn't refuse...
Paul Newton is Franki ‘the Face' Sardini, Tony's closest friend, bodyguard and right-hand man. Franky is a hitman and has designs not only on taking over the family firm, but more besides.
As Margo Marconi, Maudie Green portrays a cop who has a previous history with the Belloni organisation and Tony in particular. Although outwardly friendly with him, she also has her own agenda.
Mountain Murder Mysteries work from scripts which they continue to develop and expand in on-going rehearsals, so the material is always alive. The actors are all experienced performers, based in the Blue Mountains.
- The troupe was formed in 2010 by Melissa Docker, who writes,directs and produces. Melissa has worked predominantly in television and film in Australia and England and has played major roles in ABC and BBC television and radio drama. She began writing and directing plays whilst working as an actress in London.
- Maudie Green trained at NIDA and has acted in several films including Walking on Water and Jindabyne. Her most recent television appearances are Packed to the Rafters, Crownies and Underbelly Razor. Maudie is a founding member of the Blue Mountains Weatherboard Theatre Company.
- Ken Bromilow studied and worked with the Q Theatre in Penrith. He appears in the Australian films Praise and Oscar and Lucinda and the Foxtel series, Spirited. Ken sings opera and operetta, mainly Gilbert and Sullivan, with the Mountains Opera Chorus.
- Paul Newton trained in Penrith andhas acted with local theatre companies The Acting Factory, Shakespeare by the River, the Henry Lawson and the Guild Theatre. He recently appeared in a series of commercials for the Commonwealth Bank.
Besides their underground performances at Jenolan Caves,Mountain Murder Mysteries stage dinner shows at Jenolan Caves House and other venues in the Blue Mountains.
Plan a weekend getaway
There is always plenty to do at Jenolan. After the performance, why not stay for dinner - perhaps even stay overnight and see more caves on Sunday!