The Mousetrap on UK Tour

The Mousetrap on UK Tour


Posted 2022-07-15 by Tony Collinsfollow

Mon 27 Mar 2023 - Sat 01 Apr 2023

The world's longest-running play is coming to a Staffordshire theatre with a star-studded cast in tow. The Mousetrap is embarking on its 70th-anniversary tour, starting in September this year, and has put together a number of top actors to deliver this classic whodunnit. The show, which will include a run at the Lichfield Garrick theatre in March 2023, is to feature John Altman, Todd Carty and Gwyneth Strong among the cast. Author Agatha Christie's iconic thriller will visit more than 70 theatres throughout the UK and Ireland tour. The 70th-anniversary tour will see Todd Carty of EastEnders and Grange Hill fame star as Major Metcalf. He appears alongside fellow stars Gwyneth Strong, best known for her role as Rodney's wife Cassandra in Only Fools and Horses, as Mrs. Boyle, and former EastEnders actor John Altman, who went on to achieve West End fame in Chicago, as Mr. Paravicini.

Other cast members include Joelle Dyson (Dreamgirls, Funny Girl) as Mollie Ralston, Laurence Pears (Magic Goes Wrong) as Giles Ralston, Elliot Clay as Christopher Wren (The Mousetrap in London), Essie Barrow (The Mousetrap in London) as Miss Casewell, and Joseph Reed (The Nobodies) as Detective Sgt. Trotter. As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor, a remote 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? Following its 1952 premiere touring production, The Mousetrap opened in London's West End where, to this day, it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin's Theatre having been performed there more than 28,500 times, selling over 10 million tickets.

For the 70th anniversary tour, the murder mystery will open at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, where it held its original world premiere in 1952. The iconic thriller will then visit all the cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more. After the Nottingham performances in September 2022, the tour of The Mousetrap will visit Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester, Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Southampton, York, 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, continuing throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced in due course.

The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel and Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen and directed by Ian Talbot OBE. For further information, visit
The Mousetrap will be at the Lichfield Garrick from 27 March to 1 April 2023. Tickets for the Garrick are priced from £29.50.

!date 27/03/2023 -- 01/04/2023
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