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Sidekick Players presents Mousetrap

Agatha Christie classic coming to Tsawwassen Arts Centre
Carroll Lefebvre Photo Sidekick Players presents Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre starting June 8. Pictured left to right; Back row; Adrian Pryce - Sgt. Trotter, Paul Fisher – Paravacini, Morgan Schooley - Christopher Wren, Jeffrey Nordstrum - Giles Ralston, Mark East - Major Metcalfe, Front row; Carol Jones - Mrs. Boyle, Tiffany Rose Oud - Mollie Ralston and Lisa Somerville - Miss Casewell.

The Sidekick Players Club is pleased to bring an iconic mystery to the Tsawwassen Arts Centre.

Directed by Carroll Lefebvre, a stellar cast will bring Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap to the stage from June 8 to 24.

The Mousetrap opened in London’s West End in 1952 and ran continuously until March 16, 2020, when the stage performances had to be temporarily discontinued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A whodunit, the play has a twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after leaving the theatre.

Molly (Tiffany Rose Oud) and Giles Ralston (Jeffrey Nordstrom) have opened a guesthouse, Monkswell Manor during a blizzard. As the guests arrive, they soon hear that a gruesome murder has occurred the day before and everyone is suspect. As each guest arrives, the plot thickens until Sgt. Trotter (Adrian Pryce) arrives to find the murderer and he knows it’s one of them.

The guest list is a bevy of real characters, Mr. Paravicini (Paul Fisher), a strange man who wears rouge and lipstick and has a strange accent. Miss Casewell (Lisa Somerville), a no-nonsense woman who has little time for trivial things. Mrs. Boyle (Carol Jones), a retired woman who is not pleasant at all and seems to have a chip on her shoulder. Christopher Wren (Morgan Schooley), a young man who finds humour in everything, including murder. Major Metcalfe (Mark East) a kindly gent who’s happy to be in a warm, comfortable house during the blizzard.

Once they all arrive, they can’t leave because of the blizzard outside. It has made all highways and roads impassable for everyone. And with all the interrogation by Sgt. Trotter, paranoia runs rampant, and everyone is a suspect.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. with two Sunday matinees June 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors. To reserve tickets, call 604-288-2415.