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In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no audience or press member was to ever give away the plot of the show.
Christie herself was not altogether positive as to the play's run, giving it eight months 'at most', so perhaps her edict seemed fair at the time. But it is a testament to theatre audiences that The Mousetrap has endured at St. Martin's Theatre, continually running for 70 years. Now it's on your way to you - as long as you keep the ending a secret!
Six decades have done nothing to dull The Mousetrap, the story of an odd assortment of guests snowed in at Monkswell Manor, whilst a murderer is at large and en-route. But could they be already here? When bodies start showing up, it's up to the stranded troupe to solve the mystery, before they become a part of it?
Did you know?
Wonder why you haven't seen the film? The secrecy around the plot wasn't the only condition laid down by Dame Agatha. A film adaptation is only allowed six months after the West End production closes, and given that it has been going strong for over 60 years without any sign of ending, that doesn't look all that likely any time soon!
Opening night: 14 November 2022
Two hours and 20 minutes
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
Todd Carty as Major Metcalf
Catherine Shipton as Mrs Boyle
Rachel Dawson as Mollie Ralston
Michael Lyle as Giles Ralston
Shaun McCourt as Christopher Wren
Leigh Lothian as Miss Casewell
Steven Elliot as Mr Paravicini
Garyn Williams as Detective Sgt Trotter
Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Gareth Ross
11 reviews, average rating: (3.6 Stars)
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