The MousetrapShow dates: Mon 13th May - Sat 18th May Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
*Additional midweek matinee performance added due to popular demand - Tuesday14 May 2pm*
The legendary, record-breaking, Box Office smash hit thriller celebrates 60th anniversary
A classic. A landmark. A legend.
The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre - with almost 25,000 performances it's a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it's going on tour for the first time, with a star cast to give you a once in a life-time opportunity to see this masterpiece here at the Theatre Royal.
The star cast includes Karl Howman (Brush Strokes) as Mr Paravicni, Bruno Langley (Coronation Street) as Giles, Graham Seed (The Archers) as Major Metcalf, Steven France (EastEnders) as Christopher Wren, Jemma Walker (EastEnders) as Mollie and Clare Wilkie (EastEnders) will play Miss Casewell.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
"The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre" - The Telegraph
"A truly entertaining classic thriller" - The Sunday Times
"Deservedly a classic among murder thrillers" - The Observer
Famously, the Theatre Royal Nottingham hosted the play's world premiere on 6 October 1952 prior to its record-breaking run in the West End. To celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, this legendary production will be returning to its birthplace. with an all-star cast, as part of its first ever UK tour.
Stephen Waley-Cohen, Producer of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, says of the play's return to Nottingham "It is both exciting and, in my mind, essential, that the first UK tour of The Mousetrap since it opened in London 60 years ago should return to the same theatre in Nottingham where the pre-London tour began back in 1952. It was, famously, after the first night in Nottingham that Agatha Christie told Richard Attenborough, the leading actor in the original production, that she thought they should have a 'nice little run' - and it's still going strong. To celebrate the 60th year, we wanted everyone to be able to see it where they live, as well as making a visit to the theatre in London, so we have arranged this all-star tour to visit 60 theatres throughout Britain. Hooray for Nottingham where it all started!"
Captioned Saturday 18 May 2013 2.30pm