Curtain to rise on three big shows

Published 4:00pm 4 September 2023

Curtain to rise on three big shows
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Theatre lovers are in for a treat in the next few months with Redcliffe’s Mousetrap Theatre preparing to bring three big productions to the stage.

These include an interactive murder mystery, spooky cabaret, and an upbeat singing and dancing extravaganza to celebrate summer.

Following a stressful and uncertain year due to their own theatre closing because of structural issues, Mousetrap Theatre President Karen Matthews is urging the community to show their support.

“Mousetrap Theatre hasn’t gone away, it’s just a little different at the moment. Unfortunately, there has still been a lot of perception that we have shut down for good, but that’s not the case,” Karen says.

“We are still producing great shows for audiences to enjoy, but for us to continue doing that, we need your support.

“Community theatre does not exist unless there is an audience to watch, so we would love to have you join us at one of these great shows.”

All the fun will begin with an interactive murder mystery comedy called She Dies in Moonlight, which will be performed at John Naumann Hall in Deception Bay on September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.

“The audience will watch the show and then quiz the characters to see if they can work out who done it before the detective does. There are alternate endings, so every night there will be a different culprit,” Karen says.

People are also encouraged to come dressed up as their favourite author or book character, and bring their own drinks and nibbles.

The second show, titled Guys and Ghouls, will be performed on October 27-29 at the Scarborough Bowls Club, with dinner included. There will be a costume competition and trivia quiz.

Lastly, the theatre group will finish the year with something new and exciting in December.

“This show might change a little bit between now and then, so keep an eye on our website and social media channels to find out more. But I can say it will be a fun way to end the year,” Karen says.

To book your tickets, visit the website

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