Stephen Benjamin Fowler

Get caught in the ‘trap

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap headed to White Rock stage.

Peninsula Productions summer production of Agatha Christie’s celebrated 1952 thriller The Mousetrap runs July 11 to 28 at the Coast Capital Playhouse.

“We have brought together an amazing cast of seasoned actors and fresh faces,” said artistic director Wendy Bollard, who helmed last year’s popular production of Waiting For The Parade. “The spirit of this play is indomitable. As with every great play it is all about the characters and the story.”

The very British show – which at times resembles a live version of Clue – takes place at historic Monkswell Manor, recently renovated as a guest house by young couple Mollie and Giles Ralston.

Their first guests include the erratic Christopher Wren, the hypercritical Mrs. Boyle, retired military man Major Metcalf, the mannish Miss Casewell, and mysterious foreigner Mr. Paravicini – all of whom are promptly stranded at Monkswell by a snowstorm, just as news arrives of a murder in London…with the distressing addendum that the manor house may be next on the murderer’s itinerary.

The local production of The Mousetrap is part of the 60th anniversary celebrations worldwide for the venerable whodunit – which has broken all records by running continuously in London since it first opened.

Tickets are $18 and $22 and can be purchased at or in person at The Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Road.

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