The Hollow cast

The first show ever produced by Metro Theatre was Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, The Hollow, back in 1963. Since then, the dynamic South Vancouver community theatre has presented over 475 shows, including 18 crowd-pleasing Agatha Christie mysteries. The five-decades-old theatre company is thrilled to present it again this season, beginning Saturday, September 28.

“Agatha Christie is the world’s most prolific crime writer, and there’s something about her stories that keep people coming back for more,” according to director Joe Hinks. Hinks was excited to take on The Hollow, not only because it’s a great murder mystery, but because he knows the history behind it at the Metro. “Metro’s got a very loyal fan base, and people are really excited to see The Hollow make a come-back this season,” he says.

Joe, like Agatha Christie, is from England. And he’s very familiar with her work – he admits to having grown up watching Agatha Christie’s stories featuring detective Poirot. He even offers a little-known fact: The original book version of The Hollow included the Poirot character. When Christie later reworked it into a play, she decided that Poirot didn’t add to the story, and took him out.

The Hollow cast

The Hollow is a classic ‘whodunit’ with a twist. The lady of the house, Lucy Angkatell, has invited her family and friends to her home, The Hollow, for a weekend in the countryside. Events soon turn from sunny reminiscing to stormy turmoil as something else unexpectedly arrives at The Hollow – murder! The 12-person cast will have you guessing until the very end, with love triangles, suspicion, and intrigue to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Gun in ashtray

The Hollow is directed by Joe Hinks and stars Alison Schamberger, Paul Fisher, Megan Couch, Keara Barnes, Connor Ruther, Eric Biskupski, Serena Bickerstaff, Joshua Knight, Marie Strom, Alexandra Wilson, Eric O’Connor, and Lucas Simon.

The Hollow
Dates: September 28 to October 26; Thursdays – Saturdays, 8 pm; matinees October 6, 20, 2:30 pm
Venue: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Adults, $25; students/seniors, $22; available online through Eventbrite or via phoning 604.266.7191 
*Special $12 preview performance, Friday, September 27, 8 pm

About Metro Theatre
Metro Theatre is a non-profit cooperative society fueled by volunteers. The theatre’s produced over 475 shows (including nearly 50 musicals) over the past 50 years. The theatre is wheelchair-accessible and provides assisted-listening devices upon request. Visit the website for more information.

Photos by Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.

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