The Maltese Falcon - Directed by Laurie Mills
A web of intrigue,
double-cross and murder

The Maltese Falcon

A noir thriller by David Jacklin/Canada/2018

Directed by Laurie Mills

Season: July 9 to 30, 8pm
Matinees: July 10 & 17, 2pm


When private detective Sam Spade takes on a case for a secretive woman, trouble comes calling. First, his partner is murdered, then Sam is accosted by a man who demands he locate a valuable statuette. Entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, Sam soon realises he must find the one thing everyone seems to want. A New Zealand premiere.

Starring: David Jacobs (Narrator/Gutman), Richard De Luca (Sam Spade), Tessa Ellis (Effie Perine), Amalia Schroeder (Brigid O’Shaughnessy), James Calverley (Miles Archer/Freed/ Dundy/Bryan/Jacobi), Mark Bishop (Detective Tom Polhaus/Luke), Ruth Edgar (Iva Archer/Stenographer), John Edwards (Joel Cairo), and Stefan Meadows-Allan (Wilmer Cook).



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Single Ticket Prices

Adult: $32
Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $29 (with proof of concession)
Equity New Zealand members: $29 (with membership ID)
Groups of 10+: $28
Members: $28
Students (with ID): $18
Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of the performance (with membership card and photo ID)