This February the famous and gripping murder thriller generation The Mousetrap is coming to the Comedy Theatre for its 70th Anniversary Australian tour. 

A West Finish masterpiece penned by ideal-advertising author and playwright Agatha Christie, the extended-running engage in continues to surprise and shock generations of viewers customers as they race to do the job out the secret killer prior to it is far too late.

Presently in the hands of a proficient cast, under the course of the “First Girl of Australian theatre” Robyn Nevin, this year’s The Mousetrap is absolutely sure to have absolutely everyone on the edge of their seats. 

Established in 1952, as was the original, actor Alex Rathgeber who plays the character of Giles Ralston told CBD News that whilst the performers had been offered the scope to make the roles their own, they experienced remained “faithful to the original”. 

Whilst, regardless of the language and conversations of the script continuing to make references that align with that era, it’s been composed in a way that manages to even now captivate today’s audiences.

“Agatha Christie was an extraordinary mental who placed a ton of social and political commentary from the time within just each and every of the figures, and so they are all genuinely intricate and fairly flawed in distinct ways,” Mr Rathgeber explained. 


“They are also all highly entertaining with their eccentricities and by the pointed reviews they make about lifetime in the United kingdom and even Europe. So, it is definitely intriguing and a lot of entertaining, and a lot of men and women occur alongside anticipating a specified issue and leave pleasantly surprised by how several laughs they have.”


Established at the Monkswell Manor, a state household that Giles Ralston and his wife Molly inherit, the plot thickens when amid a blizzard, a multitude of eccentric visitors, together with the pair, obtain on their own snowed in.

It is for the duration of this time that they learn a murder has taken location. 



What ensues is the unravelling of every and every single character, as the viewers receives to know and have an understanding of them all, though continuing to improve their thoughts about the id of the killer as additional particulars come to light.  

“It’s unbelievably gripping as a piece of suspense and the murder secret side of it has the audience genuinely included in seeking to clear up the murder mystery,” Mr Rathgeber stated. 

While the clearly show may well have been close to for 70 yrs, and presently shown in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, never assume to discover out the killer from anyone else, with viewers associates historically sworn to secrecy about the twist ending. 

This means to retain all techniques in just the 4 partitions of the theatre is what helps make the manufacturing these kinds of an excellent accomplishment, and with only a mere 5 months allotted for the show in Melbourne, it is most effective to get in brief. 

Be a aspect of the working experience from February 17 and get your tickets prior to the display leaves on March 26 at


Photograph: Brian Geach.

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