The Adelaide Repertory Theatre presents The Psychic, winner of the 2011 Mystery
Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe award for best play, showcasing modern comedy
and set to have audiences in stitches. Known for his murder mysteries, playwright,
Sam Bobrick, prides himself on leaving his audience with a smile. Bobrick says,
‘…my main goal is to entertain, to have people leaving the theatre feeling good.’
The Psychic follows the chaotic life of Adam Webster (Josh van’t Padje), a down-on-
his-luck mystery writer, unable to pay his rent. In a bid to make some money,
Adam puts a sign in his window offering Psychic readings for $25. Little did he
know, this was going to change his life, and possibly save his career. The sign draws
the interest of the lovely and conflicted Laura (Anita Pipprell), her shady husband,
Roy (James Whitrow) and ace Detective Norris Coslow (Malcolm Walton). Is
Adam actually psychic? Adam soon finds himself involved in a strange series of
events that leads to a string of bizarre and hilarious murders. The question on
everybody’s mind is… who did it? Was it the gun-bearing gangster, Johnny Bubbles
(James Black), or the sexy mistress, Rita Malone (Jessica McGaffin)?
Described as a ‘…laugh-filled unexpectedly entertaining ride that gratifies copiously
from moment to moment’, Bobrick’s brilliant script is a murder mystery at its funniest
– a play not to be missed!
The Psychic is showing at the Arts Theatre from Thursday, June 22 – Saturday, July 1. Pick up your tickets here!