The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play, will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a new tour of the U.K. and Ireland beginning September 26 at Theatre Royal Nottingham, where the Agatha Christie play premiered in 1952.
The murder mystery will subsequently visit over 70 venues, including all cities it originally played 70 years ago. Currently on the itinerary are stops in Dublin, Cork, Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Bath, Manchester, Norwich, Malvern, Newcastle, Coventry, Chesterfield, Southampton, York, Cardiff, Plymouth, Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent, Woking, Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Inverness, Aberdeen, Blackpool, Hereford, Chelmsford, Dundee, Derby, Bristol, Leeds, Cambridge, Torquay, Buxton, Swansea, Northampton, Truro, Peterborough, King’s Lynn, Guildford, New Brighton, Bromley, and Hastings.
The tour will continue throughout 2023 with further venues into 2024 to be announced. Ian Talbot directs. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Following its 1952 tour, The Mousetrap opened in the West End, where it continues its record-breaking engagement at the St. Martin’s Theatre, having been performed in London more than 28,500 times.
In the play, adapted from the novel of the same name, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at Monkswell Manor as news spreads of a London murder. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover that a killer is in their midst.
The Mousetrap is produced by Adam Spiegel Productions.