The Mousetrap

Inaugural show for PEI’s newest theatre company

Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery The Mousetrap is coming to the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre in Summerside, performing three shows on May 9, 10 and 11.

Written by the best selling fiction writer of all time as judged by the Guinness Book of World Records, The Mousetrap is the longest running play anywhere in the world, and has been seen by over 10 million people in London alone since opening in 1952. 

A snowstorm isolates a guest house in the English countryside, and traps the couple who own the house with six strangers. One stranger is murdered, and an intrepid police officer, who has arrived on skis, has to try to prevent the unknown murderer from claiming more victims. As the investigation continues, hidden connections among the guests are gradually revealed… but will the identity of the murderer be discovered before another victim has been claimed?

Audiences will recognize many community theatre veterans, as well as new faces in this production, with Marc Arsenault, Melinda Briell, Brian Collins, Mark Enman, Kelly Gillis, Shelley Tamtom, and Ashley Vautour as cast members. The production team includes Director Stuart Smith, Assistant Director Al Harrington, Stage Manager Trish Taylor, Assistant Stage Manager Vanessa MacArthur (social media, programs), and Production Assistant Carol-Anne Perry. 

The Mousetrap is the inaugural show of the Seaside Theatre Company, PEI’s newest community theatre, which is based at the Scott MacAulay Performing Arts Centre. The company aims to build community through theatre by drawing on the many talents found throughout the Island, and by presenting a wide variety of theatrical productions for both audiences and participants to experience.

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