Presented by Red Phoenix Theatre and Holden Street Theatres


A Presidential election is pending.

The USA is at war with Brazil when there is a catastrophic blunder on the battlefield, followed by a bizarre murder in the White House.

How can this madness be spun to the voting public, especially when the President’s wife is a ‘make love not war’ protester?

This darkly satirical political thriller was written around 40 years ago but set 40 years in the future. So right about now. Back then it was fiction. Now, we’re not so sure!

Come along and laugh till it hurts.


Cast and Crew

Director: Eddy Knight

Eddy is a highly regarded director with significant academic and production experience. He has a first class honours degree in drama studies from the University of Adelaide, graduated from the Directing Course at the Flinders Uni Drama Centre, and has very recently submitted his PHD thesis in creative writing.

Here are a few highlights from Eddy's directing career:

After being invited to the UK by writer/director Howard Barker to sit in on rehearsals of Wrestling School’s production of Ursula, he was then invited to be assistant director to Howard Barker for the epic 7 hour joint Wrestling School/Brink co-production of The Ecstatic Bible in the 2000 Adelaide Festival.

Spent two years working in a mentorship program with John Bell at Bell Shakespeare Company, working on Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters.

Assistant Director with the State Theatre Company working with David Field on Patrick Marber's Dealers Choice.

In addition to these highlights, Eddy has directed acclaimed productions for numerous theatre companies including: Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Unley Youth Theatre, Bakehouse Theatre Company, Bluetongue Theatre, the Theatre Guild,and on multiple shows for his own company, Waterline Theatre.


Holden Street Theatres - The Studio

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Rehearsals are now well underway for White House Murder Case. The first reading has been and the company are now in the theatre marking out the stage, learning new things about the script and playwright and creating a world that we will soon be invited into. It's one of the most exciting times of the process for the creatives. The discovery of who the characters are, the unveiling of layers of characterisation, the look and feel of the piece and the meaning behind what the playwright wrote. All the while the director is bringing together these unknowns and creating an exciting piece of theatre. Something that is always a challenge is keeping the work fresh. Making the character's discoveries seem new first time every time.

I can't wait to see what happens in this piece. It's not as I first thought it would be...

The White House Murder Case REVIEWS and QUOTES

Will be posted during the season


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Season: 2017



Thursday 10th to Saturday 19th August 2017

@ 7:30pm 10-12th & 14-19th Aug

@2:30pm Sun 13th Aug


Adult $22.75, Child $15.75, Conc $15.75, Group6+ $17.75

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio, Holden Street Theatres

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