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Murder on the Puffing Billy Express

  • Nobelius Packing Shed Emerald Vic (map)

Join us for an intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy 's evening dining special. This century old steam locomotive takes you on a journey though the darkness of night to the historic Nobelius Packing Shed. You will take part in solving our murder mystery whilst enjoying a sumptuous meal with family or a group of friends. 

Dress to the 1920s and 1930s. Best dressed could win a prize!

The Players

Director: Sam Griffiths
Assistant director: Ash Herring

Other Cast: Lachy Castricum, Evie Housham, Sam Hargreaves, Mac Barrot, Dominique Barkley, Jackson Cowan, Abby Pettigrew

We're always on the lookout for skilled performers to join the cast of Murder on the Puffing Billy Express.

Do you have strong teamwork skills? Do you have the ability to characterise, improvise and dramatise without compromise? Then perhaps this show is for you. It's a fun show with weekly rehearsals. The shows are performed on the Puffing Billy night train and in the historic Nobelius Packing Shed in Emerald. It has been a sell-out success since 2009. As a cast member, you will be expected to attend weekly rehearsals and impro workshops on Mondays, 7pm - 10pm.

The show is less about learning lines and more about learning the characters, their motives, and how it all fits together. There is a high level of audience interaction: there is no fourth wall, the suspects converse directly with, and are interrogated by members of the audience.

Performances take place on Friday and Saturday nights. Cast are required from 5:00-11:00pm (although finishing time may vary). These are volunteer positions.

For further information or to express your interest in joining the cast, please contact the director, Sam Griffiths at