You wait 60 years to see Agatha Christie’s iconic whodunit, The Mousetrap, in the regions and now there’s no stopping it.
Yes, The Mousetrap has been touring since 2012 and returns to Milton Keynes Theatre two years after its original visit.
The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production at its London home for more than 55 years.
The 60th Anniversary – and first ever – UK tour of this beloved murder mystery has now been seen by over 600,000 people across more than 600 performances, breaking box office records in many of its venues, from Southampton to Barnstaple, Dublin to Aberdeen.
The tour started in September 2012 in Canterbury and continues through to this December. It plays MKT from September 22–27.
The cast for the 2014 autumn leg of the tour: Helen Clapp as Mollie Ralston; the superb Michael Fenner as Mr Paravicini; Anne Kavanagh as Mrs Boyle; Charlotte Latham as Miss Casewell and Stephen Yeo as Christopher Wren – all reprising their roles from the West End – alongside Christopher Gilling, as Major Metcalf; Henry Luxemburg as Giles Ralston and Luke Jenkins as Sgt Trotter.
The scene is set when a group of people, gathered in a country house hotel and cut off by snow, discover that there was 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 motives are finally revealed.
Note: All members of the audience are obliged to keep the secret of “whodunit”. Anyone breaching this sacred trust will be refused entry to further performances of The Mousetrap.