Shopfront displays channel darkness

Country ‘crime scene’ . . . Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan presents the Ladies of Ladybird Junction, (from left) Carmen Peterson, Vayla Gouman and Nicky Hill, with a bouquet for the rustic eeriness of their display. PHOTOS: NICK BROOK

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Rural suspense was the theme for many Balclutha shopfronts which were decked out in displays to support South Otago Theatrical Society’s latest play,

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight.

The marketing competition encouraged store owners to represent a dark theme of country creepiness in line with the psychological thriller performed at the theatre society clubrooms in James St on August 12›14 and from today until Saturday.

The shopfronts of Ladies of Ladybird Junction and Guthrie Bowron were chosen as the two winners and their creators received prizes courtesy of Flowers For You.

Look out behind! A shadowy figure lurks in the background of Stacy Solomon and Kathy Baff’s window decoration at Guthrie Bowron as Kitch Kitchingman accepts a prize on their behalf from South Otago Theatrical Society promoter Stephanie Steel.