Mousetrap confirmed for Adelaide

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is heading down under this year as part of a worldwide arrangement with Mousetrap Productions Ltd London to celebrate the play’s 60th birthday.

Today, after many requests from South Australian audiences, Producers Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick in association with Adrian Barnes have announced that The Mousetrap will play a season in Adelaide as part of the Diamond Anniversary 2012 Australian Tour with a strictly limited season at The Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre from October 9 – 28.

“We’re delighted to be able to confirm a season of The Mousetrap in Adelaide as part of the 2012 Australian Tour,” said producer, Louise Withers.

“Since we announced the Australian tour at the beginning of the year, requests from Adelaide theatregoers to bring the production to South Australia have been overwhelming and we look forward to coming to Adelaide with a wonderful company.”

Adelaide will join the Sydney, Perth and Melbourne in the list of Australian cities confirmed to host the production, and it is understood that additional cities will be added to the tour schedule shortly.

The previously announced Australian cast in this production make up one of 60 professional casts performing the work across the globe in 2012. Every continent will be represented, with productions scheduled for countries from Russia and China to Turkey, Holland and Venezuela.

The Mousetrap opened on London’s West End in November 1952 and has since played over 24,000 performances, making it the longest running show of any kind in the world.

The Australian Diamond Anniversary Tour of The Mousetrap will open at The Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay on June 30 before transferring to Perth’s His Majesty’s Theatre from August 14 and Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from August 30.

Until further cities are confirmed, Adelaide is the final leg of the tour.

Tickets for the Adelaide season are on sale from May 3 through BASS.

Cast includes:
Robert Alexander (Bell Shakespeare, Dance Academy, Muriel’s Wedding), Travis Cotton (MTC’s Hamlet, Black Swan’s Away), Linda Cropper (Offspring, Melba, Little Fish, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries), Nicholas Hope (AFI recipient; Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Bad Boy Bubby), Jacinta John (All Saints, McLeod’s Daughters), Gus Murray (Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, McLeod’s Daughters), Justin Smith (Bastard Boys, Rent, Billy Elliot the Musical) and Christy Sullivan (MTC’s Next to Normal, Packed to the Rafters)



The Playhouse, The Adelaide Festival Centre
October 9 – 28
BASS Ticketing 131 246
Group Bookings 08 8205 2220
Tickets from: $40 – $120

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

One thought on “Mousetrap confirmed for Adelaide

  • Perhaps you could write an update, with particular reference to the signal omission of Australia’s third-largest city from this tour, which is shameful to say the least, and not a little puzzling: don’t the producers want to maximise their profit?


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