Arts Theatre Cronulla presents Robin Hawdon play Coup de Grace for the first time in southern hemisphere

A humourous “whodunit” is being enjoyed by audiences following the reopening of the Arts Theatre Cronulla.

Cronulla MP and Attorney-General Mark Speakman and the theatre’s president Shirley Miranda cut the obligatory ribbon at a formal reopening on May 5 after major renovations.

Mrs Caroline Speakman and Sutherland Shire mayor Carmelo Pesce also attended.

The renovations, costing about $500,000, included extending the foyer into part of the heritage-listed  building that was previously occupied by shops.

There is also a new kitchen, tech box, carpet, additional row of seats and wheelchair accommodation. 

The community, not-for-profit theatre’s is presenting Coup de Grace, by Robin Hawdon, which has been performed only once before, in Germany.

The play runs until Saturday, June 16.

The setting is the Cannes Film Festival, where the body of a beautiful film star lies prostrate in the Riviera Hotel.

Audiences have to decide who is responsible.

Performances are on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with three Sunday afternoon matinees. 

Tickets are $28 / $25 and can be booked at: artstheatrecronulla.com.au

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