Ben Lowther takes on challenge in Agatha Christie classic


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

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

Lowther said the tale sees 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 Anthony 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 exactly 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.

“In the theatre the challenge is to keep her work as mysterious on the stage as it is on the page.

“Keeping the pace and creating suspense throughout the play is crucial as well as keeping the audience guessing as to who is the murderer.”

And Then There Were None will appear at the Garrick Theatre in Guilford this April.

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