The festive season brings with it the return of ‘A Christie for Christmas‘
This year Pieter Toerien presents Agatha Christie’s best loved murder whodunit…
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a guest house, Monkswell Manor and cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst.
Who can it be?
One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
Starring West End star Mark Wynter,
with Malcolm Terrey, Michele Maxwell, Melissa Haiden, Shannyn Fourie, Aiden Scott, Mark Sykes and Matthew Lotter.
Pieter Toerien’s new staging is directed by Jonathan Tafler, who himself an actor (Carry On Columbus, Yentl) has played the role of Mr Paravicini in the St. Martin’s production of The Mousetrap on the West End.
Melissa Haiden as Mollie Ralston
Mark Sykes as Giles Ralston
Matthew Lotter as Christopher Wren
Michele Maxwell as Mrs. Boyle
Malcolm Terrey as Major Metcalf
Shannyn Fourie Miss Casewell
Mark Wynter as Mr Paravicini
Aiden Scott as Detective Sergeant Trotter
SUSPECT EVERYONE… Book your seats today!
DATES: 5 December – 19 January 2019 at Theatre On the Bay (Tickets range from R130 – R230)
The Director – Jonathan Tafler:
Jonathan has been an actor all his life, as were both his parents, and is his wife. Please God his ten year old son will become a lawyer. He graduated from Cambridge University, so he had options: nonetheless he joined the RSC and then made a big movie with Barbra Streisand. Since then he has worked steadily in film, television and leading theatres in the UK. He has three times been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, and radio remains a particular love. He has directed in radio, and more recently in theatre with productions of Noel Coward’s Fallen Angels and Craig Warner’s version of Strangers on a Train, both for Frinton Summer Theatre, the oldest established weekly rep in the UK. Last year he wrote his first radio play, The Rules Of Palship, which was broadcast on the BBC and is currently nominated for the Richard Imison Award for best first play. This year he has been appearing as Mr Paravicini in the London West End production of The Mousetrap. He is delighted to be making a first visit to Cape Town, working at the Theatre on the Bay for Pieter Toerien, for whom his father worked as an actor in the mid 1970s.
Agatha Christies’s books have sold billions of copies around the world – more than any other author, after The Bible.
The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the history of London’s West End. In 2018 the production headed into it’s 67th year at the St. Martin’s Theater. Since 6 October 1952 the play has reach well over 27,000 performances.
Patrons attending the S. Martin’s production are asked to tip their cab driver on arrival – a bad tip usually means that the cabby will shout the murderers name and speed off.