On Monday 6 April, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap celebrated 26,000 performances at St Martin’s Theatre. The production originally opened in 1952 starring the late Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim. In 1958, it became the world’s longest running stage production when it exceeded the run of Chu-Chin-Chow. Now in it’s 60th year, the Mousetrap has been licensed around the world to celebrate this milestone for the ultimate stage whodunnit. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE MOUSETRAP AT THE ST MARTIN’S THEATRE
It was fascinating to hear the animated discussion in the auditorium, in the intervals or scene breaks, about the identity of the murderer(s) (not to give anything away, you know) and there was an audible gasp from many when the final revelation came. It is rare indeed – and an indication of the success of the piece – to witness this level of genuine engagement between stage and audience. Gravitas comes from a detached but dead-accurate performance from Paul Nicholas and Ben Nealon’s welcome brio is the pulse of the play.
CLICK FOR AND THEN THERE WERE NONE TICKET INFORMATION AND TOUR DATES BELOW This year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie, and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. To mark both occasions, her most popular and best-selling thriller And Then There Were None, is returning to the stage for a UK tour. The world’s best-selling mystery ever, And Then There Were None has sold over 100 million copies to date. Widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece, her own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds… A group of 10 strangers is lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing. At dinner a recorded message is played accusing each of them in turn of having a guilty … Read more