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Mischief in the Air

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Written by  Max Afford
Place premiered  Theatre Royal, Sydney
Genre  Comedy thriller
First performance  27 July 1944
Date premiered  27 July 1944
Original language  English
Setting  Sydney
Playwright  Malcolm Afford
Mischief in the Air

Mischief in the Air is a comedy mystery play from Max Afford. It was set in a radio station.


It was one of the few Australian plays of the 1940s to receive a professional production, being produced by J.C. Williamsons Ltd. They produced it in association with radio station 2GB and production company Macquarie, who presented a radio version.


Larry Carlson, an Australian soldier, meets American serviceman Clay Tuttle in New Guinea. When both are invalided out of the army they meet again in Sydney and try to purchase a radio station. They attempt to attract the interest of sponsors Mc McGuinness and Mr Mandelberg, but problems arise when the former falls dead.

Original cast

  • Aileen Britton
  • Edwin Finn
  • Edward Howell
  • John McCallum
  • John O'Malley
  • References

    Mischief in the Air Wikipedia

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