Legendary Agatha Christie stage adap The Mousetrap to tour the UK

This article is from 2014.

*4The Mousetrap

Photo: Helen Maybanks

West End cast Luke Jenkins, Henry Luxemburg and Helen Clapp take the murder mystery on the road

As British as changeable weather, withering sarcasm and a nice cup of tea, Agatha Christie's classic whodunnit The Mousetrap is still the longest-running play in the world, having opened in theatres in 1952 and translated into over 50 languages. While the cast has gone through 419 actors, the secret of the murderer has remained hidden in the hearts of the audience.

Proving the ultimate 'tale with a twist' never dates, this play has the distinction of a Guinness World Record for its incredible longevity, surpassing even Christie's expectations herself. Previous actors in its stellar cast include Richard Attenborough, Julie Walters, Patrick Stewart and Stephanie Cole; this time, performers from the West End production will be taking the show on tour.

Luke Jenkins is Sargeant Trotter and Henry Luxemburg and Helen Clapp return as the uppity newlywed hotel owners Giles and Mollie Ralston, in whose hotel the action takes place.

The set-up is typical Christie: when the guests are stranded in a salubrious hotel due to a snowdrift, and a woman's body discovered, every other person could be a suspect. But the killer may not be all that they seem.

Scurry, scamper or run to see this production. But remember the spoiler alert – don't 'squeak' – there must be someone left who has never seen it.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow Mon 15–Fri 19 Sep.

The Mousetrap

  • Directed by: Ian Talbot
  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's play has been performed over 25,000 times. Now celebrating its diamond anniversary in the London West End, it's finally embarking on a UK tour.

St Martin's Theatre, London WC2H

Fri 22 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 08444 99 1515

Sat 23 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 08444 99 1515

Mon 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 08444 99 1515

…and 399 more dates until 5 Jan 2019

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