AUGUST 2023 | Volume 230


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The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Sept. 15-Oct. 7
$36/$25 or 604-266-7191

The Metro Theatre proudly unveils its 61st season, starting with a timeless production that promises intrigue, suspense, and MURDER! Agatha Christie’s renowned play, The Mousetrap, is set to grace the Metro Theatre stage from September 16 to October 7, 2023. As a prelude, an exclusive discounted preview performance will be held on September 15, 2023.

About the Play: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has stood the test of time as one of her greatest works, enchanting audiences worldwide for over 70 years. This snowbound murder mystery, set in a remote guesthouse, promises an evening of suspense, secrets, and unexpected revelations. The play’s gripping narrative has earned it a celebrated spot in London’s West End for 7 decades.

Metro Theatre’s Production: Under the seasoned direction of Metro Theatre’s Don Briard, the upcoming production of The Mousetrap is poised to captivate audiences. Briard’s distinctive vision promises a fresh take on this classic play, delivering an engaging and unforgettable theatrical experience that will resonate with both seasoned theatregoers and newcomers alike. “As a production team, we decided to do our best to be true to the original staging. While we have had to make some modifications to suit our physical space, we set out to follow the original set design and blocking,” Don Briard states. “We invite you to do more than just watch a play…we invite you to journey through time to the Ambassadors Theatre in 1952 where a new play by Agatha Christie is exciting the West End audiences. We ask you to view the play through fresh eyes; to look for clues and pick out the killer…and above all, to enjoy your time spent at Monkswell Manor.” - Don Briard, Director.

Tickets and Information: Tickets for The Mousetrap are now available for purchase on the Metro Theatre website: https://tickets.metrotheatre.comas well as at the box office. Don’t miss this chance to witness a masterpiece of suspenseful storytelling brought to life on stage.

Metro Theatre: A Legacy of Excellence: Celebrating over 60 years as a Vancouver staple, Metro Theatre has been a developing ground for actors, technical personnel, designers, and all types of theatre professionals. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Metro Theatre remains committed to uniting the community through live theatre. This season, the theatre aims to rekindle the magic of the stage, offering audiences an opportunity to rediscover the charm of theatre and delightful performances.

Welcoming New Faces: Metro Theatre is thrilled to introduce Kyra Weston, the new General Manager, and Nate Kelly, the new Technical Director, to its dynamic team. Their exceptional talents and expertise will contribute to Metro’s continued growth.

Moreover, esteemed theatre legend Max Reimer has joined Metro’s Finance Committee, providing invaluable insights gained from his extensive experience leading professional theatre companies across Canada. His guidance will play a pivotal role as Metro charts a course toward renewed vibrancy and creative vitality post-pandemic.

For more information about The Mousetrapand Metro Theatre’s 61st season, please visit or contact Metro’s box office at 604-266-7191.

Join us as we usher in a new era of theatre and embrace the magic of storytelling at the Metro Theatre.



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