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The Mousetrap

July 13 - 18, 2020

The cleverest murder mystery of British Theatre

The Telegraph

Why See The Mousetrap?

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No Spoilers

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 over 67 years. Now it's on your way to you - as long as you keep the ending a secret!

Shh!

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!

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Dates

Opening night: 13 July 2020

Audience

12+

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes

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Cast

Susan Penhaligon
David Alcock
Geoff Arnold
Nick Biadon
Lewis Chandler
John Griffiths
Harriett Hare
Saskia Vaigncourt-Strallen
Robert Hamilton
Edith Kirkwood
Judith Rae
Nick Wsychna

Creative

Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Gareth Ross

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