CLAS­SIC CHRISTIE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

COMO res­i­dent Ben Lowther is suit­ing up to play a self-cen­tred aris­to­crat in the Agatha Christie mys­tery clas­sic And Then There Were None.

Lowther said the tale told of 10 strangers, each with a se­cret in their past, brought to­gether in an iso­lated lo­ca­tion af­ter re­spond­ing to a mys­te­ri­ous in­vi­ta­tion.

“The strangers be­gin dy­ing one by one, leav­ing the au­di­ence won­der­ing if they are be­ing mur­dered and if so, why,” Lowther said.

“My char­ac­ter An- thony Mars­don is a man typ­i­cal of the 1930s up­per-class.

“He comes from old money, is dis­con­nected from the other classes and lofty, and I think he gets what’s com­ing to him.”

Award-win­ning di­rec­tor Su­san Vin­cent said she wanted to bring the play to the stage as part of the world­wide cel­e­bra­tion mark­ing 125 years since Agatha Christie’s birth.

“I have di­rected this play three times be­fore and it was re­garded by Agatha and crit­ics as her best piece,” Vin­cent said.

And Then There Were None will show at the Gar­rick Theatre in Guild­ford this April.

For book­ings, call 9378 1990 or email book­ings@gar­rick­the­atre.asn.au.

Como res­i­dent Ben Lowther falls to the floor in his role as An­thony Mars­don in And Then There Were None.

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