The Unexpected Guest: Agatha Christie whodunit comes to Old Mill Theatre

Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest with Kit Leake (left), Jeremy Smith, Ryan Perrin, Wayne Cant, Praveen Hooda, Jackie Oates, Sian Burgess, Davilia O’Connor and Charlie Young.
Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest with Kit Leake (left), Jeremy Smith, Ryan Perrin, Wayne Cant, Praveen Hooda, Jackie Oates, Sian Burgess, Davilia O’Connor and Charlie Young.

COMO resident Wayne Cant is set to deliver a web of intrigue in a classic Agatha Christie whodunit, as part of the Old Mill Theatre’s first season of the year.

Directed by Applecross resident Joan Scafe, The Unexpected Guest follows a stranger lost in fog, who seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun.

But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing so the unexpected guest decides to help.

Cant plays Michael Starkwedder, the lost stranger who enters the home and finds the dead body.

Describing himself as a “complete novice”, Cant said Starkwedder was enigmatic like all the characters in the play.

“This production is not as dialogue-driven as the previous show I was in,” he said.

“There is more actual acting and less of an emphasis on learning lines, which is a bit of a challenge but I like the interplay between the characters.”

Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest plays at 7.30pm, February 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 with 2pm matinees February 25 and March 4.

Tickets are $25 or $20 for concessions.

Book at www.oldmilltheatre.com.au or call 0475 895 701.

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