Preachrs Podcast OnStage


Best selling Australian author Matthew Reilly announced a Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage audio drama production of his number 1 best selling novel Ice Station: For more details head over to!


Josh Mensch as Scarecrow

Mary Rose Angley as Fox

Victoria Morgan as Sarah Hensliegh

Benjamin Maio Mackay as Book

Jennifer Barry as Kirsty

with Scott Reynolds, Katherine Wicker, James Edwards, Aaron Broomhall, Sebastian Cooper, Christophe Pasquier & Adam Bates

Preachrs Podcast OnLine and OnStage is delighted to be bringing you a full cast audio drama of Matthew Reilly’s acclaimed action thriller novel Ice Station. Ice Station tells the story of a team of US divers, who vanish while exploring three thousand feet beneath the ice shelf. After sending out an SOS, the Wilkes Ice Station draws a rapid deployment team of Marines…and someone else! A horrific firefight, a plunge into a killer whale infested pool and a battle for survival is what makes Ice Station riveting. In Matthew Reilly’s words, “It’s time to bring Ice Station to life!”

Actor, director and writer Benjamin Maio Mackay (owner of Preachrs Podcast OnLine and OnStage) has adapted Ice Station into an audio drama and in the Adelaide Fringe Festival the project will be piloted with a live reading of the first 3 parts. This reading will feature a hugely talented Adelaide ensemble cast, as well as sound effects to help engage the audience in this exciting story. Benjamin describes this project as one of his most enjoyable to date and explains that he is truly honoured to be working with such an iconic Australian text.

The show received audience and critical acclaim.The Fringe post for the show can be viewed in the archives here:


Past Projects

The 1940s were the golden age of radio drama and now you can relive 3 of those stories live on stage. Be immersed as this show recreates before your very eyes the experience of attending a 1940s radio drama recording. The scripts are from old favourites Dragnet, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar and Candy Matson!

Dragnet is possibly the most famous crime drama from the era, as all the scripts are based on actual cases and they were transcribed from police reports. Dragnet is considered one of the best police procedural shows of all time!

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar was one of the longest running radio shows of the time and it’s all based around the “action packed expense account of Johnny Dollar private insurance investigator!”

Candy Matson was always finding herself in tricky situations and always managed to help the police in their investigations. Being one of the only female investigators of the time it’s no wonder her show was another one of the most popular radio shows of the time!

Featuring a stellar cast of:

Benjamin Maio Mackay

Michael Allen

Julia Sciacca

Eden Trebilco

Therese Hornby

Jennifer Barry

and Brian Knott as the Announcer

The Fringe post for the show can be viewed in the archives here:

        Preachrs Podcast Presents

Great Detectives of Old Time Radio


Current Projects

GREAT DETECTIVES                    

6 Award Nominations!


Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage had our smash-hit, Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live tour Australia over 2016, 2017 and 2018 to audience, and critical acclaim.

Join us for an evening of Mystery, Comedy and Intrigue! The 1950s were the golden age of radio drama. Now you can relive 3 classic mysteries live on stage. Be immersed as this show recreates before your very eyes the experience of attending a 1950s radio drama recording, with scripts from old favourites Candy Matson and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar!

This production features a phenomenal cast of Australian actors including, Benjamin Maio Mackay, Eden Trebilco, Julia Sciacca, and Jennifer Barry. Prepare to be taken back to the 1950s in this entertaining and intriguing historic recreation!

The revised version of the show opened in September during the Sydney Fringe 2016, before touring for over 25 shows! The show has earned 5 Star Reviews and audience acclaim. After a 2016 Adelaide season the show returned to Adelaide Oval during Fringe for 3 more sell-out shows.

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage has brought Australians critically acclaimed theatrical productions since 2013 and founder Benjamin Maio Mackay shares his excitement at taking this show around Australia. “It resonated with so many members of our audience in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe and I’m ecstatic that we’ll be able to perform this new version to audiences all over Australia. It has the right mix of comedy, drama and history - it really appeals to all ages and tastes.”

AWARD NOMINATIONS: Broadway World Sydney Theatre Awards 2016

Best Play

Best Actor - Eden Trebilco, Best Actor - Benjamin Maio Mackay

Best Director - Benjamin Maio Mackay

Best Actress - Julia Sciacca

Best Supporting Actress - Jennifer Barry

“A Performance Not to Be Missed!” - Theatre Now

5 Stars - Glam Adelaide

“An entertaining experience” 4 Stars - Adelaide Theatre Guide

Great Detectives 2!                   


Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage are delighted to be presenting a sequel to their smash-hit, Great Detectives which toured Australia between 2016 and 2018. The new show features much loved characters, Johnny Dollar and Candy Matson in brand new stories!

2 New Mysteries! 1950s detectives Candy Matson & Johnny Dollar shone in their first ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ show (Glam Adelaide), now they’re back! Be immersed in a world of excitement as we recreate the experience of attending a 1950s radio recording. So come along & join us for a night of new mysteries, comedy & intrigue! “Not to be missed” - Theatre Now

Starring Emma Bargery, Eden Trebilco, Jennifer Barry and Benjamin Maio Mackay this show is one not to miss! 8 Shows only, February 22 - March 3! Tickets on sale here!

#BunnyPastards - Hardly Trivial Trivia                


Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage are excited to be presenting comedy duo Ben Sorensen and Benjamin Maio Mackay in their first ever show together. These two podcasters are sure to delight with wit, wisdom and terrible dad jokes...

Join two of Australia’s favourite podcasters, bunny pastard Ben Sorensen and sadistically sarcastic Benjamin Maio Mackay for a night of improv, trivia, pop culture and comedy. Prepare for wit, wisdom, high brow dad jokes and some very black humour…This is certainly a night not to miss!

2 Shows only, March 14 and 15! Tickets on sale here!