THE WORLD’S LONGEST RUNNING PLAY
The Mousetrap has now been running for 60 years during which time over 23,000 performances have been given. It is quite simply a great piece of theatrical history because of what it is, a whodunit written by the greatest crime writer of all time.
In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
The Mousetrap has been thrilling audiences from around the world for as long as Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne. They have shared Silver and Ruby jubilees and recently both enjoyed their Golden celebration.
During this phenomenal run there have been no fewer than 297 actors and actresses appearing in the play, 86 miles of shirts have been ironed and over 320 tons of ice cream sold. Some cast members are in the Guinness Book of Records, David Raven as the ‘Most Durable actor’ for 4575 performances as Major Metcalf, and the late Nancy Seabrooke for a record breaking 15 years as an understudy. The Mousetrap first entered the record books many years ago on 12th April 1958 when it became the longest running show of any kind in the history of British Theatre.
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DID YOU KNOW?
The set was changed in 1965 and 1999, but one prop survives from the original opening – the clock which sits on the mantelpiece of the fireplace in the main hall.
A staging at the Toronto Truck Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, that opened on 19 August 1977 became Canada’s longest running show, before finally closing on 18 January 2004 after a run of twenty-six years and over 9,000 performances.
Agatha Christie herself though The Mousetrap would last eight months in the West End. Little did she know it would still be running today.
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To be advised
Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by Peter Byrne
Produced by Mousetrap Productions Ltd