Alex Rathgeber. PHOTO: Brian Geach
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Agatha Christie’s timeless thriller comes to Civic Theatre

Local theatre-goers will get the chance to unlock the secrets of Monkswell Manor when Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap hits the stage at the Civic Theatre in May.

The production will see Helpmann Award winner Alex Rathgeber and legendary performer Gerry Connolly reprise their roles from last year’s sold-out capital city tour of the same show.

Directed by Australian theatre icon Robyn Nevin, known for her extensive contributions to the Australian theatre scene, the show promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

The Mousetrap first premiered in 1952 at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, before finding its permanent home in London’s West End. With over 28,500 performances to date, it holds the prestigious title of the longest-running West End show, captivating audiences with its riveting plot and surprise ending.

Agatha Christie’s masterful storytelling has stood the test of time, with The Mousetrap continuing to intrigue and delight audiences worldwide. Set against the backdrop of Monkswell Manor during a snowstorm, the play unfolds as guests and staff find themselves stranded, realizing that a murderer lurks among them. As tensions rise and suspicions mount, the true identity of the killer remains shrouded in mystery until the very end.

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will hit the stage at Civic Theatre from 11 May to 25 May. More information and tickets can be found at civictheatrenewcastle.com.au.