by Agatha Christie
Directed by Karen Waterfield
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO THE MOUSETRAP
In Bedford Players’ 30th Season we are presenting a play which has celebrated its Diamond Anniversary. The Mousetrap remains the world’s longest running play, reaching 60 years in November, 2012.
Running Thu-Fri-Sat April 18th to May 4th with one matinee on April 28th. Tickets on sale March 18th.
Welcome to Monkswell Manor. Mollie and Giles Ralston, novice innkeepers in this rambling house, left to them recently by Mollie’s aunt, want to ensure your stay on this, their first weekend of housing guests, is an experience that you will remember. And you will. Not, perhaps, for the culinary skills of your hostess, nor for the warmth of the central heating. It will be the raging blizzard, the roads closed and the phone lines down; the unexpected guest, or the policeman who manages to arrive, on skis! More likely, it will be the remembrance of the threat of murder, when the Detective Sergeant reveals that a cunning madman is seeking revenge on three blind mice, and all clues point to his laying the cheese in Monkswell Manor!
Strangers learn quickly that people are rarely what they seem, and suspicions are rife amongst the hosts and their guests; Mrs. Boyle, who travels heavy, and Christopher Wren, who travels light. Major Metcalf travels efficiently, Miss Casewell with purpose and Mister Paravicini, unexpectedly. All have one question on their mind – is the madman already among them? If so, has he already laid his trap?
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
$1 from each ticket sold by Bedford Players goes to The Kids Help Phone. Tickets for fundraising have been donated for this show to Grandmothers for Grandmothers, Connections and Bosom Buddies.