May 21-June 5, 2021 | Virtual Production

Austin Playhouse presents a virtual production of Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles adapted by Producing Artistic Director Lara Toner Haddock available online May 21 – June 5, 2021.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles was Christie’s first published novel and introduced the world to one of her most beloved characters, Belgian Inspector Hercule Poirot. Employing a hybrid approach to theatrical filming in the pandemic, actors will be filmed remotely and socially distance, using industry approved Covid-safety measures. 

Directed and adapted by Lara Toner Haddock. Lara previously adapted and directed E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View for production in Austin Playhouse’s 2011-2012 Season. Costumes by Buffy Manners and Diana Huckaby.

The cast is led by Ben Wolfe as Poirot and Scott Shipman as Hastings, with Toby Minor as John Cavendish, Lara Toner Haddock as Mary Cavendish, Sarah Chong Harmer as Cynthia Murdoch, Sarah Fleming Walker as Evelyn Howard, and Ben Bazán as Alfred Inglethorp. Additional cast members will be announced soon.

This production will be available for online viewing with live Q&As after each performance. Captioning will also be offered.

A radio play “podcast” version of this virtual production will be available in June 2021.

Pick-Your-Price tickets start at $15 for Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles adapted by Lara Toner Haddock. Only one ticket is needed per household/viewing screen. Viewers will receive a private link via email 24 hours before the performance livestreams. The virtual lobby opens five minutes before the performance. 

To enhance the experience early purchasers will have the option to add an interactive “additional clue package.”


Click below to view a teaser video.


Event Details

Ticket Information

  • Cost: Pick-Your-Price from $15

Presenter Details

  • Name: Austin Playhouse
  • Austin Playhouse is dedicated to providing opportunities for Austin artists and audiences to celebrate the human experience. Austin Playhouse will nourish your mind, delight your spirit, and enrich your life through professional productions of classic, contemporary and musical plays.  For more information visit austinplayhouse.com.

    Austin Playhouse is a professional theatre in its 21st season. Under the leadership of Co-Producing Artistic Directors Don Toner and Lara Toner Haddock, Austin Playhouse has grown from a three-play season on the campus of Concordia University, to a year-round operation producing an average of six mainstage plays, theatre for youth productions, and a new play festival. Austin Playhouse is currently performing at the Austin Community College Highland campus. In April 2018, Austin Playhouse purchased 2.8 acres of land along the 183-frontage road with plans to build a two-venue performance facility. In March 2020, Austin Playhouse pivoted to online-only content and is currently producing an all-virtual "Ghostlight Season."