It's A Trap! It's The Mousetrap

Bancroft Theatre Guild brings you a great money saving opportunity. Go and see Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at the Village Playhouse, a great deal at $15 a ticket. For those that have always wanted to catch the longest running play of all times, now’s the time. The play closed in Toronto last year, after running 25 years at the Toronto Truck Theatre. It still plays – at the St. Martin’s Theatre in London, England, where it has been playing since it first opened in 1952!! Save the airfare.

Dame Agatha Christie is perhaps the best known and most prolific mystery writer of all time, producing over sixty novels and over a dozen plays. Described as, “clearly written and masterfully surprising”, what sets her apart from the rest of the genre is her enduring popularity. Three of her plays have had outstanding success, Ten Little Indians, Witness for the Prosecution and The Mousetrap. Mousetrap is based on a radio sketch play that was written to commemorate the eightieth birthday of Queen Mary, and the play has been wearing out actors, furniture and theatrical records since it started. It is a “superbly constructed mystery, irresistibly suspended from its very first moment”.



Come and join eight fine community actors and see if you can solve the riddle. Do the guest house owners, Giles and Mollie Ralston, have more in their past then each of them know? What brings such an odd group of individuals such as the excitable young Mr. Wren, the cynical Miss Casewell, the flamboyant Mr. Paravicini, the descent Major Metcalf, and the irritatingly stuffy Mrs. Boyle to a country guesthouse? Can the dogged Detective Sergeant Trotter find the crazy homicidal killer before the last bitter revengeful murder takes place, and the three blind mice are caught in … “The Mousetrap”?

Village Playhouse, Bancroft, April 14 – 16 & 21 – 23, at 8 pm, with a special 2 pm matinee on April 17th. Tickets are $15 at Harvest Moon, Posie’s, Common Ground, and The Mad River Consignment Company. Contact 332-1077 during the day. Tuesday to Saturday, for more information.

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