The West End’s longest running stage play is trying for a new title of the longest running touring show as The Mousetrap announces a further jaunt around the UK.
Agatha Christie’s legendary whodunnit first took to the road in 2012 to celebrate a 60 year continuous run in London.
And it hasn’t stopped as more of the country’s theatres cry out for the ultimate country house murder mystery.
The beloved crime thriller will begin the 2015 leg of its tour at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in April.
The show will then visit 25 venues across the UK including a September return visit to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury where the record-breaking tour began in 2012.
The production, which originally opened in 1952 starring Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim, has been the world’s longest running stage production at its London home since 1958.
The 60th Anniversary – and first ever – tour of this beloved show has been seen by over 600,000 people across more than 600 performances and breaking box office records in many of its venues.
Mousetrap Productions has also licensed 60 productions of The Mousetrap world-wide to mark the 60th year, and many of these have also broken their records, from Cape Town to Philadelphia, Singapore to Sydney.
During this period the world’s longest running show has been seen in every continent, with professional productions in Australia, China, Korea, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Scandinavia, Venezuela, and across the United States and Canada.
The Mousetrap continues its London run, after more than 25,000 performances, at St. Martin’s Theatre, London.
And at the end of every performance the audience is asked not to reveal to anyone else the identity of the killer. It must be theatre’s best – or worst – kept secret.
2015 TOUR DATES
April 28–May 2, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen May 5-9, Sunderland Empire Theatre May 18-23, Dundee Rep Theatre May 26-30, Charter Theatre, Preston June 1-6, Palace Theatre, Newark June 8-13, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne June 15-20, Scunthorpe Baths Hall June 22-27, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft June 29-July 4, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre July 6-11, The Lyceum, Sheffield July 13-18, The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare July 20-25, Swansea Grand Theatre July 27-August 1, The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford August 24-29, Truro Hall for Cornwall September 1-5, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury September 7-12, Royal and Derngate, Northampton September 14-19, Gala Durham September 21-26, The Woodville Halls Theatre, Gravesend September 28-October 3, Dorking Halls October 5-10, The Capitol Horsham October 12-17, Alban Arena October 19-24, Mercury Theatre, Colchester October 26-31, The Town House, Hamilton November 2-7, Buxton Opera House November 9-14, Coventry Belgrade.
The Mousetrap continues at St. Martin’s Theatre, West Street, London.