Producers, Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick announced today the talented performers that will make up the cast of the 2012 Australian Tour of The Mousetrap.

This all-Australian production is one of 60 professional productions that have been licensed worldwide in celebration of The Mousetrap’s (60th) Diamond Anniversary, which will include productions in every continent with productions scheduled for countries from Russia and China to Turkey, Holland and Venezuela.

Agatha Christie’s iconic play will be brought to life by a stellar cast, which 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).

Christie’s classic ‘whodunit” opened on London’s West End in November 1952 and has since played over 24,000 performances. The Mousetrap is the longest running show of any kind in the world and continues to delight audiences to this day at London’s St. Martin’s Theatre.

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

Tickets for all announced cities go on sale to the general public at 9.00am on Monday March 26.

At Monkswell Manor, the news on the radio reports that a murder that has recently taken place in London. Mollie and Giles Ralston (Christy Sullivan, Gus Murray), the young owners of the once-regal estate recently converted into a guesthouse hardly notice the news. They are far too busy preparing for the arrival of their first guests and concerned that the heavy snowfalls may prevent the guests reaching their destination. As the guests arrive safely and the Manor becomes snowed in, a policeman, Sergeant Trotter (Justin Smith) arrives on skis suspecting that one of the seven occupants may be the killer.   After a second murder occurs in the Manor, Trotter is convinced.  Suspects include the young married couple, Miss Casewell (Jacinta John), a spinster with a curious background and the eccentric Christopher Wren (Travis Cotton). Also under suspicion are an unpleasant and difficult guest, Mrs. Boyle (Linda Cropper), as well as the retired Major Metcalf (Nicholas Hope), and Mr. Paravicini (Robert Alexander), an unexpected visitor who claims his car has run into a snowdrift.   During his interrogation, Sergeant Trotter uncovers the many mysterious secrets of everyone present, as he tries to solve the murder in true Christie style.

The Mousetrap has thrilled audiences that span many generations and continues to delight a new generation of theatregoers nightly with all the classic elements that have made Agatha Christie’s works as appealing today as when they were first written. The Mousetrap is sure to be a highlight on the national arts calendar for 2012 and celebrate the play’s Diamond (60th) Anniversary with a superb all-Australian production.

The Mousetrap will be produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers, Linda Bewick in association with Adrian Barnes by arrangement with Mousetrap Productions Ltd London.

THE MOUSETRAP 2012 Diamond (60th) Anniversary Australian Tour


Gary Young


Robert Alexander
Travis Cotton
Linda Cropper

Robert J. Edwards
Nicholas Hope
Jacinta John
Gus Murray
Justin Smith
Christy Sullivan
Ramona Von Pusch


Tickets on sale Monday March 26


The Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay

June 30 – July 28

The Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay 02 9250 1999

or Ticketmaster 1300 723 038

Tickets from: $40 – $120


His Majesty’s Theatre

August 14 – August 26

BOCS Ticketing 08 9484 1133

Freecall 1800 193 300

Tickets from: $40 – $120


The Comedy Theatre

August 30 – October 7

Ticketmaster 136 100

Tickets from: $40 – $120