Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play. This is a quintessentially ‘whodunnit’ murder mystery from the best-selling novelist that keeps audiences on the edge of their seat – case closed!
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?
Genre-defining murder mystery The Mousetrap, written by Agatha Christie, the world’s best-selling novelist of all time, premiered at Theatre Royal Nottingham in 1952 and toured the UK before opening in the West End where it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St Martin’s Theatre, 70 years on. The iconic thriller’s 70th Anniversary tour also opened in Nottingham in September 2022, and continues to travel throughout the UK and Ireland, marking its milestone anniversary by visiting over 70 theatres, including all cities to which it originally played 70 years ago, plus many more.
The cast of the iconic murder-mystery on tour includes Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) as Major Metcalf and Catherine Shipton (known for playing Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin in BBC drama Casualty) as Mrs. Boyle.
They will be joined by Rachel Dawson (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Gillian Lynn Theatre) as Mollie Ralston, Michael Lyle (Amedeus at National Theatre and RSC’s A Christmas Carol) as Giles Ralston, Shaun McCourt (The Railway Children at Kings Cross Theatre and War Horse at the National Theatre), as Christopher Wren, Leigh Lothian (Lovely Bones at Birmingham Rep and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre and on tour) as Miss Casewell, Steven Elliot (The Ladykillers UK tour and Associate Artist of Theatre Clwyd) as Mr. Paravicini, and Garyn Williams (The Corn is Green at the National Theatre) as Detective Sgt. Trotter.
The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel with Direction by Ian Talbot OBE and Denise Silvey.
The Mousetrap will be running at Buxton Opera House from Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd September, with a captioned performance on Wednesday 20th September at 7.30pm. Best availability is currently on evening performances Monday – Wednesday.
Tickets are priced at £26 – £34.
To find out more or make a booking, go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/the-mousetrap or contact the Box Office on 01298 72190.
Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN
T: 01298 72190