What's On


11 Feb 2022 - 26 Feb 2022
Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.

Author: Joanna Murray-Smith

Director: Andrew Ferguson

Genre: Drama

Agent: AustralianPlays.org


A chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander set in the Swiss Alps, where the ailing, reclusive crime/mystery writer, Patricia Highsmith, lives with an impressive collection of books, and a somewhat sinister collection of guns and knives.

Pat’s solitude is broken when she is visited by Edward Ridgeway from her New York publisher, sent to convince her to write the final instalment of her best-selling Mr Ripley series. Edward’s stay stretches over several days and nights as Patricia struggles to start work. She insists that Edward dream-up the pivotal murder in the story. Their collaboration leads to a blurring of fiction and real-life, with a plot twist at the end of the play, which is worthy of the best of Pat’s writing.


Start Date: 11 Feb 2022

End Date: 26 Feb 2022

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 12th Feb 2022
  • Sun 20th Feb 2022
  • Sat 26th Feb 2022

8:00pm on:

  • Fri 11th Feb 2022
  • Sat 12th Feb 2022
  • Wed 16th Feb 2022
  • Thu 17th Feb 2022
  • Fri 18th Feb 2022
  • Sat 19th Feb 2022
  • Wed 23rd Feb 2022
  • Thu 24th Feb 2022
  • Fri 25th Feb 2022
  • Sat 26th Feb 2022

Ticket Prices:

$25.00 (no concessions)
Groups (10 or more) $23.00 per person

Bookings: Phone 1300 131 552, or online via our website: https://www.malverntheatre.com.au/book-tickets

Theatre: Malvern Theatre

Theatre Address:

29 Burke Rd, Malvern East, VIC, 3145

Other Information:

Please note that Malvern Theatre is only selling tickets for one show at a time in 2022, given the continuing uncertainties with respect to COVID-19 restrictions.
Tickets for 'Switzerland' will go on sale 11 January 2022. However, group booking enquiries can be made earlier by phoning the Ticket Secretary on 1300 131 552.