Blue Mountains Radio Players have been performing for about 15 years in venues around Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.
Inspired by Juliette Palmer-Frederick, the ranks of the Players have included professional and amateur actors, usually about a dozen in number.
Performances are before a live audience, using mainly scripts transcribed from original performances of the 1930s 1940s and 1950s.
The repertoire includes plays from such long-running drama series as Suspense, Escape and Quiet Please! ; episodes from the comedy series Easy Aces, Baby Snooks and Daddy and Life of Riley ; and crimes solved by Sherlock Holmes, Boston Blackie and The Thin Man.
The only concession to modern technology is the use of computer for sound effects and recording, due to limitations of space and manpower.
The Players currently perform at 2.30 pm on the last Sunday of each month, February to November, at the historic Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa Retreat, Katoomba. The venue, previously known as the The California, is depicted in the above illustration by Juliette Palmer-Frederick © 1998.
Some of our performances have been recorded and are available on CD.