Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap, the longest running play in the world, will run at Mayflower Theatre, from Tuesday 28 February to Saturday 4 March as part of its 70th anniversary tour.
As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a stately countryside guesthouse.
When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst.
One by one, the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts. Which one is the murderer? Who will be their next victim?
The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions and Directed by Ian Talbot OBE.
“What better way to celebrate 70 glorious years of The Mousetrap by taking Agatha Christie’s world-famous whodunit to over 70 towns and cities throughout the UK and Ireland,” says producer, Adam Spiegel.
“A true British classic, this beloved tale of intrigue and suspense is as enthralling today as it was when it first opened in 1952 and I am thrilled that audiences, of all ages, and from all corners of the country, will have the chance to see it in their local theatres.”
Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in the West End where still to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre having been performed there over 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets.
Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) will play Major Metcalf, with Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders) as Mrs. Boyle, Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls, Funny Girl) as Mollie Ralston, Laurence Pears (Magic Goes Wrong) as Giles Ralston, Elliot Clay as Christopher Wren (The Mousetrap), Essie Barrow (The Mousetrap) as Miss Casewell, and Joseph Reed (The Nobodies) as Detective Sgt. Trotter.
Tickets for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (28 February – 4 March 2023) are on sale at mayflower.org.uk or 02380 711811.
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