MAJOR NEW TOUR LAUNCHED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE MOUSETRAP – THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING PLAY
From the East End to Monkswell Manor, The Mousetrap 70th Anniversary tour will star John Altman, Todd Carty and Gwyneth Strong whilst Agatha Christie’s iconic thriller continues its record-breaking run at London’s St Martin’s Theatre.
Having held its world premiere at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952, this 70th Anniversary tour opened there in September 2022 before visiting over 70 theatres throughout the UK and Ireland, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.
The cast includes Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) as Major Metcalf, 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 Clayas Christopher Wren (The Mousetrap in London), Essie Barrow (The Mousetrap in London) as Miss Casewell, and Joseph Reed (The Nobodies) as Detective Sgt. Trotter.
This 70th Anniversary tour marks the first of many ways that The Mousetrap will be celebrating its extraordinary milestone year.
Adam Spiegel, the producer of The Mousetrap, said: What better way to celebrate 70 glorious years of The Mousetrap than by taking Agatha Christie’s world-famous whodunnit to over 70 towns and cities throughout the UK and Ireland. 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.
After opening at Theatre Royal Nottingham on 27 September 2022, the 70th Anniversary tour has 2023 dates remaining for Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings, with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course.
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.
1 thought on “<i>The Mousetrap</i> continues its 2023 UK tour”
Am I correct The Mousetrap is coming this year to Weston-super-Mare?
I am pleased that you have some TV names in the cast as it always helps sell a play.
S&H: you have sadly missed the performances in Weston-super-Mare.